The police have arrested a man suspected of killing seven people in a shooting on Tuesday in Half Moon Bay, California. Authorities say the suspect, Zhao Chunli, is a farm worker who has been living in the town for more than a year. He is believed to have worked in nurseries in the area.
A Chinese-American man, identified as 67-year-old Zhao Chunli, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after being accused of killing seven people and injuring another in a rural area of Half Moon Bay, California. According to authorities, the shooting took place at two separate locations that were located about a mile apart.
The gunman was found in the parking lot of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office substation in Half Moon Bay, and was found to have a semi-automatic handgun. He was taken into custody without incident around 4:40 p.m. NBC affiliate KNTV reported that he was wearing a red long-sleeve shirt and a white vest.
Investigators have identified the suspect as a 67-year-old resident of Half Moon Bay. As of Monday night, the motive for the shooting was still under investigation. However, officials said all victims appeared to be workers at the sites.
The shooting occurred in the San Mateo County agricultural community, which produces vegetables and flowers. One of the sites was a local mushroom farm, and three more victims were found at a nearby trucking company.
Deputies responded to the first location at about 2:22 p.m. They found four victims dead and five others injured. Another victim was in critical condition at the hospital.
After the first shooting, the sheriff’s department called in deputies to the second location. By the time the sheriff arrived, a second shooting had taken place, and three more victims were killed. At this time, the sheriff’s department and the district attorney’s office were investigating the two shootings.
After the shooting, the suspect drove from one location to another. Police and investigators began looking inside the vehicle. It is not known if the suspect had a spouse or family members.
The sheriff’s office is working with the FBI, and President Joe Biden asked federal law enforcement agencies to help with the investigation. Meanwhile, a family reunification center has been set up at IDES Hall, 735 Main St. in Half Moon Bay, to provide shelter for families too close to the crime scene.
The shooting is the latest in a string of mass killings in California in recent weeks. In addition to this one, a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, and a mass shooting at a dance hall in Southern California, left 11 people dead.
Victims believed to be workers at the nurseries
Half Moon Bay, California, is a coastal town 30 miles south of San Francisco. It’s a community of 12,000 people. The city has agricultural roots. Most of the population is white. However, it also employs migrant workers. These people are affected by heavy rainstorms earlier this year.
As of Monday night, it was unclear what motivated the shootings. According to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department, the suspected gunman had a “disgruntled” attitude.
Deputies responded to a call about a shooting before 2:30 p.m., and they found four victims at the scene. They then found three more in a nearby location.
The suspected gunman was captured two hours after the shootings. He was identified as 67-year-old Chunli Zhao. Although the motive is still under investigation, the suspect is believed to be a worker at one of the two agricultural facilities where the shootings took place.
One victim was transported to Stanford Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Two of the shootings took place at plant nurseries in the unincorporated county. Some of the victims lived at the premises with their families. Other workers were living in trailers near the locations.
In addition to the shootings, another incident took place at a mushroom farm. This shooting also involved a “disgruntled” employee.
The suspected gunman was arrested at 4:40 p.m., after being found in his car with a semi-automatic handgun. The suspect, who was wearing a white baseball cap, was led away in handcuffs.
The FBI is also assisting with the investigation. Various uniformed officers arrived at the scene with long guns. Several news crews were also there. A video of the suspect’s arrest has been posted on the ABC 7 News Channel from the Bay Area.
After the arrest, the suspected shooter was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with murder. Afterwards, he was cooperating with investigators.
The suspected gunman was identified as a 67-year-old native of Half Moon Bay. Police are investigating the motive for the shootings and trying to identify the victims. Eventually, their families will be notified.
Suspect is believed to be a farmworker
On Monday, July 7, at least seven people were killed in a pair of shootings in Half Moon Bay, California. A 67-year-old resident of the community was arrested and believed to be the shooter.
According to authorities, Chunli Zhao is believed to have worked at one or both of the farms where the shootings occurred. Investigators said they found a semiautomatic handgun in the suspect’s vehicle. However, they could not confirm whether the weapon was legal or not.
The FBI has been assisting the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, along with local law enforcement. They say there was no ongoing threat to the community.
The shootings occurred in two agricultural facilities in the area, one a plant nursery and the other a mushroom farm. Police believe that the victims were workers at the facility. One woman, Kati McHugh, said that she was on-site when the shooting occurred.
Investigators are hoping to learn more about the shootings. As they do, they hope to know more about the motive. Some officials have said that the victims were “ethnic Chinese” agricultural workers.
The FBI of San Francisco is providing investigative resources. Additionally, a family reunification center has been established at IDES Hall. In addition, ALAS has been providing social and educational services. Several organizations are donating funds to support the cause.
The local councilwoman described the victims as “ethnic Chinese” farm workers. She also stated that they were members of a nonprofit group that provides mental health services.
Investigators said that the victims had suffered from extensive injuries. However, there was no clear motive for the shooting. The sheriff’s office said they had received reports of a shooting before 2:30 p.m., and the suspect was arrested two hours after the shooting.
Authorities are investigating the possibility that the suspect may have killed himself. He was reportedly seen wearing a green T-shirt. At the time of his arrest, a uniformed police officer approached the suspect.
According to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was found with a semiautomatic handgun in his car. However, he was taken into custody without incident.
A gunman killed 7 people in a pair of shootings in Half Moon Bay, California on Tuesday. The shootings occurred at two agricultural facilities near the city.
Authorities are investigating the motive of the shooting. They believe the gunman is a plant nursery worker. In addition, the suspect spoke Mandarin. Investigators are trying to determine if children were present at the scene and what they witnessed.
The suspect, 67-year-old Chunli Zhao, was taken into custody without incident. A police officer discovered the suspect with a semi-automatic handgun inside his car. He was arrested in the parking lot of the sheriff’s substation.
After capturing the suspected gunman, deputies pushed him to the ground. Three officers then approached the suspect’s car with drawn weapons. It was a maroon SUV.
Deputies arrived at the first location around 2:22 p.m. and found four people dead. They also found three more bodies nearby. Another person was in critical condition at Stanford Medical Center.
Two hours after the shooting, the suspect drove to the sheriff’s substation. He was spotted by a police officer who recognized the vehicle by license plate. Police said the suspect acted alone. Several uniformed officers were also on the scene and the suspected gunman was tackled in front of a TV news crew.
The FBI is assisting the sheriff’s office with the investigation. The sheriff’s office is still attempting to identify the victims and the motive behind the shooting.
In addition to the seven victims, one person was critically injured. He was transported to the Stanford Life Flight helicopter. Meanwhile, a family reunification center has been established at the IDES Hall in Half Moon Bay. This community is devastated by the shootings, and the families of the victims are standing together.
One of the shootings took place at a mushroom farm, and another took place at a nearby trucking business. Some of the victims were Chinese-American farm workers.
The FBI is assisting in the investigation, and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has not released the motive for the shooting. The sheriff’s office is also trying to contact the families of the victims.
Seven individuals were slain on Monday at two horticulture nurseries in Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, south of San Francisco, according to law officials.
According to San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus, both the shooter and the victims were thought to be employees of one or both of the sites.
According to her, a more individual was in severe condition at Stanford Medical Center.
According to the sheriff’s office, the suspect was identified as Chunli Zhao, a 67-year-old resident of Half Moon Bay. He’s being held and is being cooperative.
The sheriff estimated that there is a mile between the two locations. The reason for the shooting is unknown to the police.
Around 2:22 p.m. local time, sheriff’s deputies arrived at the first location and discovered four victims who had died from gunshot wounds and a fifth who had been injured. Shortly after, three more victims were discovered at the second location.
At 4:40 p.m., Zhao was discovered inside his car in the parking area of the Sheriff’s Office Half Moon Bay Police Substation. His car included a semiautomatic weapon, according to the officials. The sheriff’s office claimed that Zhao acted alone and that the public is not currently under threat.
According to San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President David Pine, “this is a tragic occurrence, one that we would never anticipate would occur in San Mateo County.” The degree of gun violence in this society is wholly intolerable, and it’s really
The massacre occurs less than 48 hours after a shooter opened fire at a Chinese-owned ballroom dance class in Monterey Park, a Los Angeles suburb with a sizable Asian American population, killing 11 people and injuring nine more. The suspect, an Asian man in his 72s, committed suicide. The reason for such shooting is unknown to the authorities.