January is being a bloody month in California. After the “horrific massacre” of six people in a house in the town of Goshen, located in the San Joaquin Valley, in the middle of the month and the multiple murder of 11 people in a dance hall in Monterey Park at a party celebrating the Chinese New Year, this Monday the San Mateo County sheriff’s office has reported a “shooting with multiple victims” in Half Moon Bay, a town located about 50 kilometers south of San Francisco. Subsequently, the authorities have confirmed that there are seven dead and one seriously injured.
A senior San Mateo County official has said a 67-year-old man named Zhao Chunli has been arrested for the attacks.
SMC Sheriff’s Office has confirmed A 67-year-old man named Zhao Chunli has been arrested for a shooting in Half Moon Bay, where at least 4 people were killed. It is possible that there are more victims at another location.#halfmoonbayshooting pic.twitter.com/RXd8qi0nk0
— David Canepa (@davidcanepa) January 24, 2023
In the first shooting, which occurred at the Mountain Mushroom Farm, there were four victims. In the second shooting, at the Rice Tucking-Soil Farm, there are three dead. According to local media, the victims worked with the perpetrator of the shots at the farms where the shootings took place and which, according to witnesses quoted by television, are dedicated to the cultivation of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms.
ABC7 News has broadcast images of the arrest of a suspect near the shooting sites and the San Mateo County police have reported that the weapon used in the attacks has been found in his car and that “at this time there is no No threat to the community.”
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There has been a large police deployment in the area all afternoon, with patrol cars and helicopters.
Dave Pine, Chairman of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, said in a statement: “We are disgusted by today’s tragedy in Half Moon Bay. The scourge of gun violence has sadly struck home. We haven’t even had time to mourn those who died in the terrible Monterey Park shooting. Gun violence must end. The State of California has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States, which we have strengthened with local action, but more needs to be done. The status quo cannot be tolerated.”
California Governor Gavin Newson was with the victims of the Monterey Park shooting this weekend when he received the news. “At the hospital meeting with the victims of a mass shooting when they pull me aside to inform me of another shooting. This time in Half Moon Bay. tragedy after tragedy has written on Twitter.
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