Just 48 hours after a massacre that took place in Southern California left 11 dead, seven people were killed in separate shootings in Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco.
The shootings that took place on Monday afternoon occurred at Mountain Mushroom Farm and Rice Trucking, according to ABC Bay Area's Stephanie Sierra. A call for help was issued at about 2:20 p.m. Pacific time. When the first responders arrived, they found the shooter leaving the site. Sierra further reported that, in addition to the seven victims killed, one person was critically injured.
The suspected killer, Zhao Chunli, age 67, is currently in custody. ABC Bay Area also had footage of Zhao's arrest.
The outlet added:
“A source tells ABC7 News the suspect worked at one of the mushroom farms, and all the victims were coworkers.
“The shooter acted alone, according to the source. They say that as first responders got to the area, the shooter left for the second shooting location.
“The incidents were reported near Highway 92 and at the Half Moon Bay city limits.
“Google Earth map shows the first scene, which is reportedly at Mountain Mushroom Farm on San Mateo Road near Highway 1.
“Locals tell us it is known to be a marijuana growing farm.”
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) responded on Twitter:
“At the hospital meeting with victims of a mass shooting when I get pulled away to be briefed about another shooting. This time in Half Moon Bay.
“Tragedy upon tragedy.”
Further updates to come.