Police said Monday night seven people were killed and another was seriously injured in two shootings in the city of Half Moon Bay, Calif. 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. Police said at a news conference Monday night that a fifth person also shot had been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police later found three more dead victims at a second business further south on Cabrillo Highway South/Highway 1.
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.
The motive for the shooting is currently unknown. Police said the suspect was believed to have been working alone at one of the locations.
Filming will take place after the weekendat least 11 people died in Southern California.
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’ll do everything I can,” 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 pulled me away to be briefed on another shooting, this time at Half Moon Bay.”
“Tragedy after tragedy,” Newsome added.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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