And Another Mass Shooting in the Good Old US of A: Half Moon Bay, CA

Authorities have arrested 67 year old Zhao Chunli for allegedly  shooting and killing seven people at two locations in Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay is a sleepy, gorgeous community just south of San Francisco on the California coast where no one would think such a horrendous and tragic act of violence would occur.

According CBS News:

Officers were gathered at two different crime scenes in the coastal community on the San Francisco Peninsula. One crime scene was at the Magic Mushroom Farm at 12761 San Mateo Road/Highway 92, while a second crime scene was further south at a second business located at 2125 Cabrillo Highway S./Highway 1.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office confirmed early Monday evening that seven people were dead in two separate shooting incidents. Authorities originally indicated at least four people had been killed.  

Deputies initially responded to a shooting report at 2:22 p.m. at the Highway 92 location and found four people dead from gunshot wounds. A fifth victim at the site was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Three other deceased victims were found a short time later at a trucking business located on Highway 1 on the outskirts of Half Moon Bay, the sheriff’s office said.

From NBC Bay Area:

The suspect, 67-year-old Half Moon Bay resident Zhao Chunli, was taken into custody at about 4:40 p.m. after he was found in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Half Moon Bay substation, the sheriff’s office said. He was taken into custody without incident and a weapon was found in his car.

The victims are Chinese farmworkers, Half Moon Bay Councilmember Debbie Ruddock said.

A motive for the shooting is under investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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