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Seven dead after multiple shootings in Half Moon Bay, California

Law enforcement personnel control the scene of a shooting Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Multiple people were killed in two related shootings Monday at a mushroom farm and a trucking firm in a coastal community south of San Francisco, and officials say a suspect is in custody. (G3 Box News Photo/Jeff Chiu) Jeff Chiu/G3 Box News

Seven dead after multiple shootings in Half Moon Bay, California

Misty Severi

January 23, 09:00 PM January 24, 05:04 AM

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At least seven people were killed in two related shootings at separate locations in Half Moon Bay, California, on Monday afternoon, according to media reports.

Three people were killed at a trucking firm on the outskirts of town, and four people were killed at a mushroom farm in the town, ABC 7 News reported.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President Dave Pine said the suspect worked for one of the businesses, according to ABC 7.

He said the suspect was a “disgruntled worker.”

The suspect, identified as 67-year-old Zhao Chunli, is now in custody, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a shooting with “multiple victims” around 4 p.m. PST, the office said in a tweet.

“There is no ongoing threat to the community at this time,” the sheriff’s office added.

All victims were Chinese farm workers, Half Moon Bay Councilwoman Debbie Ruddock told NBC News.

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Monday’s shooting was the second mass shooting in California in a few days. Eleven people were killed in a mass shooting Saturday in Monterey Park when a 72-year-old gunman opened fire at a dance hall. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) confirmed the shooting in Half Moon Bay in a tweet Monday evening.

“At the hospital meeting with victims of a mass shooting when I get pulled away to be briefed about another shooting,” Newsom tweeted. “This time in Half Moon Bay. Tragedy upon tragedy.”

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