One guy opened fire south of San Francisco, killing seven of his former coworkers, making this the third mass shooting in the US state of California in just eight days. Half Moon Bay, a community on California’s coast, was the site of the assaults. All of the fatalities were Chinese Americans who were killed while working in a farm.
Zhou Chunli, 67, was taken into custody after he drove himself to the police station. It comes after 11 people were killed during Lunar New Year celebrations in Monterey Park, which is around six hours south east of Half Moon Bay. And in central California, not over a week ago, a home in Goshen saw the murder of six people, including a teenage mother and her infant son.
During a meeting with 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 state-wide violence.
The following are some other articles associated with the shooting, links to which are provided below:
- Half Moon Bay Shootings Left 7 Dead, 1 Injured, and Suspect in Arrest
- Violent Protests Erupt in Atlanta Over Fatal Shooting of Activist
A total of seven people were killed in the shooting; four were found at the mushroom farm, and the other three were located at a trucking company in the area. Another person is in critical condition at a local hospital. According to San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus, several children who resided on the remote property and had just gotten out of school witnessed the attack.
“This kind of shooting is horrific. It’s a tragedy we hear about far too often, but today it’s hit home here in San Mateo County,” which is what the administration had to say.
“For children to witness this is unspeakable.”
When the culprit was finally apprehended, he had driven himself to the police station after the murders. U.S. media presented footage of Zhao Chunli being cuffed and jailed. Sheriff Corpus said the suspect was cooperative and had turned up a semi-automatic weapon that was possibly used in the incident.
A “disgruntled worker” was responsible for the attacks, according to Dave Pine, president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, in an interview with the Associated Press. “A time of jubilation ended in tragedy and panic.” Never having 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. Only a few hours after the attack, eight people were shot in Oakland, roughly 64 kilometres (40 miles) northeast of Half Moon Bay, leaving seven of them injured and one dead.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, the Half Moon Bay shooting is the 37th mass shooting to occur in the United States in the past 24 days. Detectives in the southern part of the state were still looking for a motive for the deaths in Monterey Park as news of the deadly attack in Half Moon Bay began to trickle in.
Additional articles on the shooting are below, with links to each of them:
- 11th Victim Death Toll From Monterey Park Mass Shooting at California Dance Hall
- Alec Baldwin Accused with Involuntary Manslaughter For Rust Shooting
In one case, an elderly Asian immigrant opened fire on a dance hall full of suburbanites, killing 11 before taking his own life as police closed in.