A man opened fire south of San Francisco, killing seven of his former colleagues. This is the third mass shooting in the US state of California in just eight days. Half Moon Bay, a coastal California community, was the site of the attacks. All of the fatalities were Chinese Americans who were killed while working on a farm.
Zhou Chunli, 67, was taken into custody after driving himself to the police station. It comes after 11 people died during Lunar New Year celebrations in Monterey Park, about six hours southeast of Half Moon Bay. And in central California, just a week ago, six people, including a teenage mother and her infant son, were murdered in a Goshen home.
While meeting with the victims of the first mass shooting, California Governor Gavin Newsom was taken away to be briefed on the second attack, which he described on Twitter as “tragedy upon tragedy”. Two farms in the Half Moon Bay area were the sites of the latest statewide violence.
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The shooting killed a total of seven people; four were found at the mushroom farm and the other three at a transport company nearby. Another person is in critical condition at a local hospital. According to San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus, several children who lived on the remote property and were fresh out of school witnessed the attack.
“These kinds of shootings are horrific. It’s a tragedy we hear about way too often, but today it broke here in San Mateo County,” which is what the government had to say.
“It’s unspeakable for kids to see this.”
When the perpetrator was finally apprehended, he had driven himself to the police station after the murders. American media presented images of Zhao Chunli being handcuffed and imprisoned. Sheriff Corpus said the suspect cooperated and found a semi-automatic weapon that may have been used in the incident.
A “dissatisfied employee” was responsible for the attacks, according to Dave Pine, chairman of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, in an interview with the Associated Press. “A time of jubilation ended in tragedy and panic.” Having never seen a real gun, our hero was able to disarm the shooter.
Mr. Pine said in a statement, “We are sickened by today’s tragedy in Half Moon Bay,”
Too many people have access to firearms in the United States, something needs to be done. Just a few hours after the attack, eight people were shot in Oakland, about 64 kilometers (40 mi) northeast of Half Moon Bay, injuring seven and killing one.
This is reported by the Gun Violence Archive, the shooting in Half Moon Bay is the 37th mass shooting in the United States in the past 24 days. Detectives in the southern part of the state were still searching for a motive for the Monterey Park deaths as news of the deadly attack in Half Moon Bay began to trickle in.
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In one case, an elderly Asian immigrant opened fire on a suburban dance hall, killing 11 people before committing suicide as police closed in.