Seven people are lifeless after two shootings in the Northern California town of Half Moon Bay, authorities said.
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office tweeted at 3:48 p.m. Monday that they have been responding to a capturing "with multiple victims in the vicinity of HWY 92 and the HMB city limits" The office tweeted about an hour later that a suspect was once in custody and that there used to be "no further chance to the neighborhood at this time"
San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus confirmed at a news convention Monday night time that seven humans have been killed in two associated shootings. She stated four victims were found useless with gunshot wounds at a vicinity in the 12700 block of San Mateo Road, additionally known as Highway 92, at about 2:30 p.m. A fifth victim was discovered with "life-threatening injuries" and taken to Stanford Medical Center. They continue to be there in vital condition.
"The suspect was once no longer straight away determined at the initial scene," Corpus said. Investigators then observed three greater victims at a "separate crime scene" in the 2100 block of Cabrillo Highway South, also recognised as Highway 1. Authorities are still making an attempt to make a connection between the two locations, which Corpus stated had been each nurseries.
Around 4:40 p.m., the suspect, recognized as 67-year-old Chunli Zhao, was encountered in the Half Moon Bay police station parking lot and taken into custody, Corpus said. Corpus said Zhao was a Half Moon Bay resident and "probably a laborer," but investigators had been nevertheless figuring out a motive. Corpus said the suspect is cooperating with the investigation.
An NBC Bay Area helicopter filmed the suspect's arrest:
San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa informed NBC Bay Area, which first reported the story, that the victims have been Chinese farm workers. San Mateo County Supervisor Ray Mueller said young people have been existing at the scenes and may also have witnessed the shootings.
"The reality that youth had to witness this is unspeakable," Corpus added.
The identities of the victims have now not yet been released, as relatives have no longer but been notified.
The taking pictures befell just two days after a mass shooting in the Los Angeles region left 11 humans lifeless after a gunman opened hearth at a dance studio in Monterey Park. California Governor Gavin Newsom shared on Twitter that he used to be at the health facility meeting with the victims of the Monterey Park shooting when he realized of the killings in Half Moon Bay. Rep. Anna Eshoo, who represents the Half Moon Bay place in Congress, referred to as the capturing an "unfolding tragedy," adding, "Half Moon Bay is a liked and close-knit community, and we all stand with them and the families of the victims in this dark hour."