Seven dead in Half Moon Bay shooting, suspect in custody
Seven people were killed and another seriously injured in two shootings in the city of Half Moon Bay, Calif., officials said Monday night. The suspect is in custody, the San Mateo Sheriff’s Office said.
Police responded to a call of a shooting with multiple victims at around 2:20 pm local time. When police officers arrived at the Magic Mushroom Farm on San Mateo Road/Highway 92, they found his four victims dead from gunshot wounds. Ah San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said at a news conference Monday night that a fifth person also shot had life-threatening injuries and was taken to Stanford University Medical Center, where he was in critical condition as of Sunday night. said.
Police later found three more dead victims at a second business located about a mile south of Cabrillo Highway S./Highway 1, according to the Corpus.
Police said the suspect was identified as Zhao Chun-li, 67, of Banyuewan. After being found in a car in a sheriff’s substation parking lot, he was taken into custody without incident and a semi-automatic pistol was found in his car, according to police. Corpus said police speculate the suspect was there to turn himself in, but have yet to confirm.
The motive for the shooting is currently unknown. Police said the suspect was believed to have been working alone at one of the locations. The identities of the victims have not been released, but Corpus said they were “believed to be workers” in two locations.
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State Representative Josh Becker said, “Gun violence has come to our district today. To support the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department and City of Half Moon Bay officials during this tragic event. I will do my best,” he tweeted. “We will continue to monitor this situation and will share my thoughts with all affected.”
California Governor Gavin Newsom murmured“When I met with a shooting victim at a hospital, he was pulled away to be briefed on another shooting, this time at Half Moon Bay.”
“Tragedy after tragedy,” Newsome added.
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