At the very least seven folks have been shot and killed in two associated shootings within the beach-side group of Half Moon Bay, legislation enforcement officers stated.
The suspected shooter, a 67-year-old resident of the group, was arrested about two hours after the taking pictures, sitting in a parked automotive at a sheriff’s substation.
Deputies with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Workplace first discovered 4 victims shot to dying within the 12700 block of Cabrillo Freeway in an unincorporated space of San Mateo County.
A fifth sufferer was additionally discovered within the space and brought to Stanford Medical Heart with life-threatening accidents, the sheriff’s workplace stated in a press release to The Occasions.
Minutes later, in a close-by space, deputies then discovered one other three victims lifeless of obvious gunshot wounds.
The motive for the taking pictures are nonetheless unknown, sheriff officers stated in a press release.
The suspected shooter was recognized as Zhao Chunli, after he was noticed sitting in his automotive on the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Workplace substaton in Half Moon Bay.
The weapon believed to have been used within the incident was additionally discovered inside his automotive.
Half Moon Bay Mayor Deborah Penrose advised The Occasions a number of folks have been killed within the incident, but it surely was unclear what number of.
“I’m very sorry for the households of the victims,” she stated.
Metropolis officers have been reaching out to non-profit organizations to supply assist to the affected households, and extra info could be present later at the moment, she stated.
“There isn’t a ongoing menace to the group at the moment,” the sheriff’s workplace stated in a tweet.
The lethal taking pictures comes simply two days after 10 folks have been killed in a mass taking pictures in Monterey Park, surprising the group in one of many worst mass taking pictures incidents in Los Angeles County.
It is a growing story. It is going to be up to date with extra info.