LA Mass Shooter Apparently Dead After SWAT Standoff

Los Angeles’s NBC affiliate reports:

Armored tanks — and a bomb squad — descended upon the white van in Torrance, Calif. before noon local time, in what became a more than hour-long standoff. Just before 1 p.m. local time, a SWAT team opened the passenger door of the vehicle, and then the side doors. Photos taken of the van showed a man slumped over in the driver’s seat of the van. Five men and five women were slain during the rampage at the ballroom dance club, about eight miles outside downtown Los Angeles, according to police.

Read the full article. At this writing police have not officially confirmed that the dead man is the shooting suspect.