A gunman killed 10 people at a ballroom dance studio amid Lunar New Year celebrations.

Near a Lunar New Year party, a shooting was reported at 10:22 p.m. local time inside a Chinese-owned ballroom dance class.

An hours-long manhunt led police to surround and enter a white van.

Sheriff Robert Luna identified the shooting suspect as Huu Can Tran, 72, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Tran was stopped by law enforcement in Torrance, California, around 10.30am, on Sunday morning.

The shooting and manhunt sent a wave of fear through Asian American communities in the Los Angeles area

The shooting that left five men and five women dead brought a jarring end to the planned two-day party to ring in the Year of the Rabbit