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Lunar New Year mass shooting suspect identified as 72 year old man



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What was supposed to be a festive day celebrating the Lunar New Year ended in tragedy when 72 year old Huu Can Tran shot up the Star ballroom dance studio on Saturday, leaving ten people dead and ten more injured.

The events occurred at 10:20pm Saturday night. Authorities have no clear motive as to why Tran committed the mass shooting but the current suspicion according to reports is that his ex-wife may have been the possible target.

According to the LA Times, law enforcement said the Tran had shown to the Hemet police station and claimed that his family was trying to poison him.

Tran left the studio with intentions to shoot up a second ballroom, the Lai Lai ballroom & studio, but failed due to the heroism of two community members. The two community members confronted Tran and disarmed him, stopping him from committing a second shooting. Tran fled the scene before authorities arrived.

Tran used a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine according to reports. Victims at the scene told the LA Times that Tran came loaded with sufficient ammunition and was able to reload his gun after using a whole clip and continue firing rounds of bullets into the crowd.

At 10:20am the following morning authorities saw a white van flee the scene of the crime and followed. The officers got out of the patrol vehicle to make contact with the suspect and heard a gunshot come from the van.

At one in the afternoon SWAT was able to determine that Tran was dead from a self-inflicted gun wound.

According to reports Police Chief Scott Wiese said that the first officers to arrive to the scene were some of the newest and youngest officers on the force and that “none of them had prepared” for what they were about to see.

Law Enforcement is continuing to investigate what the motive was behind the massacre committed by Tran.

We will continue to follow the story and keep you updated.


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Historic House Vote Expels Rep. George Santos Amidst Scandal



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In a turn of events, the House of Representatives made history on Friday with a vote to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), marking the first such expulsion in over two decades. A moment fraught with gravity unfolded as Speaker Mike Johnson wielded his gavel to formalize Santos’ removal, setting a precedent in congressional annals.

Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.

Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.

Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.

Conversely, members of the New York Republican delegation, led by Rep. Marc Molinaro, asserted Santos’ commission of crimes, justifying expulsion based on a comprehensive investigation.

Santos himself predicted the outcome in an exclusive morning interview on “FOX & Friends.” This vote not only underlines the House’s rare use of expulsion powers but also sets a critical precedent in handling members facing severe legal challenges.

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