Elderly, Asian gunman outlier in US mass shootings

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Washington (AFP) - Mass shootings in the United States have become agonizingly common, but the two recent incidents in California stand out for their difference: the alleged attackers were men of Asian descent, both elderly. The typical profile for a shooting in a public space with a large number of casualties is a white male under 40 -- and white men under 21 have featured particularly in some of the most recent. But the man who is suspected of killing 11 people at a suburban Los Angeles dance hall on Saturday was 72-year-old Huu Can Tran, with apparent roots in Vietnam and China. And the man...

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