Man who killed himself outside LA Chinese consulate identified

Updated 2017-08-04 16:05:24 Xinhua

The man opened fire outside the Consulate General of China in Los Angeles before shooting himself has been identified as 62-year old Larry Xin Zhang, the Los Angeles Police department (LAPD) said Thursday.

Investigators believed this was a single, isolated incident.

The shooting, reported about 6:00 a.m.(1300 GMT) on Tuesday, did not result in any other injuries. The man was found dead in his vehicle parked 20 meters away from the consulate office building.

According to the LAPD, police officers removed the suspect from the vehicle, and the man had an apparent self-inflicted bullet wound on his chin.

The shooting resulted in six bullet holes on the building of the consulate, Xinhua reporters found. A witness at the scene said the gunman fired 17 bullets before killing himself in his car.

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