At least 7 dead in California after Half Moon Bay shooting suspect detained

Half Moon Bay, California (cron) — A suspect is in custody in connection with a separate shooting at Half Moon Bay Monday afternoon that left seven people dead and one seriously injured, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. At this time, officials say there are no ongoing threats to the public.

At 2:22 p.m., lawmakers were called to Block 12700 on the Cabrillo Highway to answer reports of a shooting that left multiple victims at a mushroom farm. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found four victims dead from gunshot wounds. His fifth victim, who suffered a gunshot wound, was taken to Stanford Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The suspect was not initially found at the time.

Three more victims were found dead at another shooting site on the 2100 block of Cabrillo Highway, police at the trucker said.

Investigations identified the multiple murder suspect as Chunli Zhao, a 67-year-old man from Half Moon Bay. Zhao was found by a deputy sheriff in his car in the parking lot of the Half Moon Bay Substation. Zhao is believed to have acted alone in these shootings.

San Mateo County Oversight Board Chairman Dave Pine told The Associated Press that the suspect worked for one of the businesses involved in the shooting and may have been a “disgruntled worker.”

(Photo credit: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office)

He was detained without incident. The weapon he allegedly used in the shooting was in his car. No significant threat to the community.

San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus A press conference was held at the Half Moon Bay Substation on Kelly Avenue to share details.

Corpus said, “This is a devastating tragedy for this community and the many families touched by the unspeakable acts of violence. Corpus told the media at a press conference that Zhao was being interviewed by investigators. Told.

President Joe Biden was briefed on the shooting, according to a tweet by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. said he was in the hospital to see the victims of the deadly shooting. “Tragedy after tragedy,” he said.

KRON4 also obtained a photograph of the suspect in custody. The photo shows the suspect surrounded by several members of law enforcement, with the suspect’s hat partially covering his face.

Suspect image
Photo of suspect in custody

A daycare center on HWY 1, named Holy Family Children’s Center, was shut down in connection with the incident around 3pm, officials confirmed to KRON4.As of 5pm, all children at the nursery are safe. I was there to pick you up.

Traffic is being redirected due to highway 92 road closures, according to the Pacifica Police Department. According to the Pacifica Police Department, drivers are being asked to use Highway 1 through Pacifica as an alternative route.

The motive for the shooting is currently unknown. Anyone with information regarding these cases is asked to contact Detective Deshler at 1-800-547-2700.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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