7 Dead And 1 Injured After Shootings In Half Moon Bay, California, Suspect Arrested

At least seven people were killed and one person was gravely injured in shootings that took place on Monday in two separate sites in a small coastal village in the San Francisco Bay area. This was the second mass shooting in the state in the past three days.

According to the San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus, the suspect, a 67-year-old man named Chunli Zhao, was taken into custody more than two hours after the gunshots near Half Moon Bay.

Corpus noted that a motive was not revealed as of Monday night and that there is no threat to the community. The authorities assume that Zhao acted alone in this incident.

During a news conference held on Monday evening, Corpus remarked, “This is a tremendous tragedy for this town and the families touched by this unspeakable act of violence.”

According to the sheriff, authorities were notified of a gunshot at approximately 2:22 p.m. in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County, which is located approximately 30 kilometres south of San Francisco. They found four victims dead and one victim wounded when they arrived at the first place, and shortly after that, three more victims were found dead at a separate spot, according to Corpus. One of the victims who was found wounded had been shot.

According to an earlier statement made by Dave Pine, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, one gunshot took place at a mushroom farm, and another took place close to a trucking company, approximately two miles from the farm.

According to Corpus, a sheriff’s officer spotted the suspect in his vehicle at 4:40 p.m. in the parking area of a sheriff’s substation in Half Moon Bay, and the man was taken into jail without a struggle. She stated that at that moment, a semi-automatic weapon was discovered in the individual’s vehicle.

At the news conference, Corpus stated, “This kind of shooting is awful.” [Citation needed] “It’s a tragedy that we hear about far too often, but unfortunately, it has struck close to home here in San Mateo County today.”

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