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7 Killed in Half Moon Bay as California Mourns Earlier Mass Shooting
7 Killed in Half Moon Bay as California Mourns Earlier Mass Shooting. On Monday, a gunman killed seven people in two separate locations in Half Moon Bay, California, sending shockwaves across a state that was just days removed from grieving another mass shooting.
Zhao Chunli, age 67, of Half Moon Bay was arrested in connection with the shootings after he was found in his car in the parking lot of a San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office substation in the town, according to the sheriff’s office, and there was no continuing threat to the community.
The sheriff’s office said that there was no continuing threat to the community. According to the statements made by Sheriff Christina Corpus, he was taken into custody “without incident” and was “completely complying.”
She stated that the investigators believe he acted alone in the incident. According to Captain Eamonn Allen of the sheriff’s department, the investigation has not yielded any leads on a possible motive. He stated that the local authorities were cooperating with the FBI and that they had not found any evidence of a criminal history or previous events at any of the two scenes.
California Governor Gavin Newsom posted on Twitter that he had been at a hospital meeting with victims of a mass shooting on Saturday in Monterey Park when the news of the shooting broke. The shooting took place in Monterey Park. During that attack, a lone gunman was responsible for the deaths of eleven people.
“Tragedy upon tragedy,” Governor Newsom described the unfolding events. The gunshots on Monday took occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. in the remote beachside hamlet of Half Moon Bay, which is located between San Francisco and Santa Cruz.
The inland mountains are home to one of the state’s oldest agricultural communities, which employs migrant laborers. The beaches are a popular surfing destination, while the mountains themselves are home to one of the state’s oldest agricultural communities.
According to the statements made by the sheriff’s office, at least one of the two places was a plant nursery. “This evening, there were farmworkers who were afflicted. At the time of the incidents, there were youngsters present at the location.
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“This is a truly tragic event in our community,” San Mateo County Supervisor Ray Mueller said in a news conference, where he alluded to the storms that have hammered the area in recent weeks. Mueller was speaking in reference to the storms that have hit the area in recent weeks. “The level of stress that has been placed on this community over the past few weeks has been extremely significant.”
According to the sheriff’s office, a location near Highway 92 was the scene of the discovery of four bodies, and a fifth individual with injuries that posed a significant risk to their life was transported from the scene to Stanford Medical Center. Nearby, approximately a mile away, on the outskirts of the city, the bodies of three additional people were discovered.
Late on Monday, the sheriff’s office announced that efforts were underway to identify the deceased and get in touch with their families. Sheriff Corpus noted that although all of the victims were adults, some of the workers who lived at the premises where one of the shootings took place also had children living there.
“The children were free from school because it was in the afternoon,” she explained. It seems incomprehensible that youngsters would be forced to watch this. It was instantly clear that there was no connection between the two locations.
According to Sheriff Corpus, the investigation led them to assume that the suspect was an employee at the plant nursery where one of the assaults took place. She stated that the shooter traveled from one location to the other, and a semiautomatic handgun was discovered in the vehicle that he used.
A video taken in the parking area of the substation where the guy was apprehended shows three law enforcement officers removed him from a maroon sport utility vehicle (SUV). After that, they threw him to the ground and handcuffed him while he was still lying there.
According to the sheriff’s office, the suspect was fluent in Mandarin but struggled with the English language. According to Captain Allen, investigators questioned him with the assistance of a detective who is fluent in Mandarin.
Throughout the day, a charitable organization transported individuals from the site of a crime in vans to a family reunion center located at the I.D.E.S. Portuguese Hall in downtown Half Moon Bay. This hall is a community center that is sponsored by a religious society.
On Monday evening, there were perhaps forty individuals taking shelter there. There were also elderly people and children present, including one child who was interacting with a German shepherd police dog in a playful manner.
At least one of the shooting places was an agricultural site, where the employees also lived. The identity of the people who were shot is unknown. According to Lorena González Fletcher, president of the California Labor Federation, many farmworkers in the area are in a precarious position due to the fact that they receive low wages and frequently operate under temporary work visas or are undocumented.
Additionally, many of these workers are undocumented. She went on to say that following the recent flooding, the United Farm Workers labor organization has supplied emergency assistance to the region. Elizabeth Strater, the director of strategic campaigns for the union, said that it was “heartbreaking” to think of the families who were torn apart simply because they were trying to live their lives.
At the community center, employees connected to the organization that had transported people there were having conversations in Spanish with some of the families while another nonprofit organization was coordinating the distribution of supplies. A volunteer approached a police officer who was standing guard at the entrance and inquired about the size of diapers that were required.