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Second California Mass Shooting in Three Days Kills at Least 7 in Half Moon Bay

California Mass Shooting
HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 23: Law enforcement officials investigate a propert following a mass shooting on January 23, 2023 in Half Moon Bay, California. Seven people were killed at two separate farm locations that were only a few miles apart in Half Moon Bay on Monday afternoon. The suspect, Chunli Zhao, was taken into custody a few hours later without incident. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Another armed man killed at least seven people in Half Moon Bay two days after the California mass shooting in Monterey Park that left 11 people dead. 

BBC News reported that the suspect, a 67-year-old man named Zhao Chunli allegedly killed seven Chinese-American farm workers in Half Moon Bay, a seaside community about 30 miles south of San Francisco.

California Mass Shooting

TOPSHOT – A San Mateo County sheriff deputy stands at the scene of a shooting on highway 92 in Half Moon Bay, California on January 23, 2023. – An Asian farm worker was in custody January 23, 2023 after seven of his colleagues were killed in front of children at sites in California, days after a mass shooter killed 11 people at a Lunar New Year celebration near Los Angeles. The latest bloodshed to hit Asian Americans in California occurred at two farms around Half Moon Bay, a coastal community near San Francisco. (Photo by Susana BATES / AFP) (Photo by SUSANA BATES/AFP via Getty Images)

Authorities found four victims in a mushroom farm at 2:22 pm local time, and three more were located at a trucking company shortly after.

In a news conference, Sheriff Christina Corpus of San Mateo County said that the suspect drove himself to the police station two hours after the tragic event and was apprehended at around 4:40 pm. 

She said that the suspect was assisting law enforcement and that a semi-automatic weapon, which may have been used in the incident, had been discovered in his possession. 

She mentioned that a critical situation is being handled for an eighth person who was hit. 

Corpus, citing detectives, believed that the man, who is married and works as a farmhand like his accused victims, committed the crimes on his own.

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Second California Mass Shooting: Motive Behind Half Moon Bay Incident Remains Unknown

In a news briefing, City councilwoman Debbie Ruddock said that the motives behind the tragic incident remain unknown.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors president David Pine also mentioned in the same news conference that the amount of gun violence in the country is wholly unacceptable and has affected many people.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, Board of Supervisors member Ray Mueller also made a statement and urged others to use the city’s mental health services. 

He pointed out that the most recent mass shooting in California happened after severe storms battered the state, and another mass shooting happened this past weekend, according to PEOPLE.

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