Death toll in Monterey Park mass shooting now at 11

The mass shooting in Monterey Park has now claimed the lives of 11 people, all in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.

“Our heroic staff at LAC+USC Medical Center have worked tirelessly to care for the four victims entrusted to our care,” according to a statement from Jorge Orozco, chief executive officer at LAC +USC Medical Center. “Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we are saddened to share that one of the victims has succumbed to their extensive injuries. We want to express our deepest sympathies to their families and loved ones.”

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An 11th victim succumbed to their injuries, Orozco said Monday, Jan. 23. The person had been among 10 others wounded.

The youngest of those killed was in her 50s while the oldest were three men and one woman in their 70s, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said.

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Officials said of the remaining victims receiving care at the medical center, one was in serious condition, and two others were recovering.

“We remain hopeful for their complete recoveries,” Orozco said.

As the community mourns, investigators continued searching for answers, seeking a motive for why a gunman walked into a Monterey Park dance studio to shooting and killing 11 people.

On Sunday, Jan. 22, L.A. County Sheriff Robert Luna identified the shooter as Huu Can Tran, 72, of Hemet. He ultimately killed himself that day, authorities said, after pulling his white van into a Torrance strip mall and getting stopped by law enforcement.

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