Monterey Park shooting: Beloved dance instructor rushed gunman before he was killed, witnesses say

A beloved dance instructor was identified by the community as one of the eleven people killedin a mass shooting in Monterey Park. 

Dance instructor Ming Wei Ma, also known as Mr. Ma, was killed in a final act of selflessness, according to witnesses, as he was the first to rush the suspected gunman, 72-year-old Huu Can Tran.


Friends at the Langley Center remembered the man who sacrificed his life to save others. 

"He was an extremely respected, very beloved, very caring teacher, instructor, extremely kind human being, and he's very much missed by everyone in the Star Dance community," friend Eric Chen said.

Ten of the surviving victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment. USC Medical Center on Monday announced one of four patients hospitalized following the shooting had died from their injuries, bringing the death toll to 11. The three other patients have since been released.

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