Seven Killed in Half Moon Bay Shooting


Law enforcement on scene of shooting at Half Moon Bay | Image by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Seven people were killed in another mass shooting in California on Monday, reported NBC DFW.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said the mass shooting happened in two separate areas of Half Moon Bay, a small city south of San Francisco. One of the areas was the Mountain Mushroom Farm, located on the 12700 block of San Mateo Road, where four people were found dead at around 2:22 p.m.

At least one other shooting victim was discovered there. He was subsequently taken to a local hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Afterward, the sheriff’s office reported discovering another scene of violence less than 3 miles away at a different farm, Concord Farms, at the 2100 block of Cabrillo Highway South. Three additional victims, all of whom had been shot, were found dead.

Chunli Zhao, 67, a resident of Half Moon Bay, is the suspect accused in the mass shooting. He was taken without a struggle at 4:40 p.m. after he was found parked in the sheriff’s office substation.

The sheriff’s office said a handgun was found inside his car.

Whether there was a motive in the mass shooting was not immediately clear, but Christina Corpus, San Mateo County sheriff, said the shooter is believed to have acted alone.

“This is a devastating tragedy for this community and the families touched by this unspeakable act of violence,” Corpus said. “This kind of shooting is horrific. It’s a tragedy that we hear about far too often, but today it’s hit home here in San Mateo County.”

Corpus said the victims worked at the farms. Joaquin Jimenez, Half Moon Bay vice mayor, described the victims as Chinese and Latino farmworkers.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was reportedly in a meeting with the victims of another mass shooting that occurred over the weekend, where 11 people were killed in Monterey Park, when he learned of the latest mass shooting.

“Tragedy upon tragedy,” he tweeted.

According to CNN, the owners of the Mountain Mushroom Farm had no prior knowledge of the gunman or his motives.

There is no word on whether there is any link between the two locations.

The Dallas Express has noted the increase in crime in Dallas, with as many as 18 murders committed as of January 22, according to crime analytics from the City of Dallas.

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1 day ago

California needs to end the “no right to carry” ideology. An unarmed public are just victims waiting to happen and the government KNOWS it. When I lived there I tried to get a carry permit. No possible way unless you lived in the far Northern areas of CA.

Meanwhile, it has been proven that media reports of mass killings actually cause copy cat performances within a KNOWN and PROVABLE time line. This looks to me like a copy cat performance of last week’s killings.

I understand that the media has rights, however the cause and effect has been proven so we need to re-visit media rights and temper them with victim rights to sue the media as well.