As mass shootings in Southern California’s Monterey Park tragedy continue to impact the country, with a gunman killing 11 and injuring at least 10, there’s yet another mass shooting in the Golden State; this time off the coast of Northern California city of Half Moon Bay, where seven people were shot. It was also reported that all of the victims in the shooting were Chinese-American farm workers.
The suspect, 67-year-old Zhao Chunli, was arrested after driving to the police station.
California has been the epicenter of the country’s latest mass shootings, which have climbed to 39 in the first 24 days of 2023. California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted that when he was taken away, he was meeting with victims of an earlier mass shooting at the hospital about the second attack.
Four victims of the shooting were found at a mushroom farm, while three others were later found at a nearby trucking company. An eighth victim is being treated in hospital in a critical condition.
“Such shootings are horrific. It’s a tragedy we hear about so often, but today it hit home in San Mateo County,” he said. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dave Pyne told The Associated Press that the shooting was carried out by a “disgruntled worker.”
“We are disgusted by the tragedy that took place in Half Moon Bay today,” Mr Pyne said in a statement. “There are too many guns in this country and that has to change.”
Hours after the attack, seven people were wounded and one killed in a shooting in Oakland, about 40 miles northeast of Half Moon Bay.