Seven people are dead and one remains critically injured following two linked shootings in Half Moon Bay that took place at neighboring farms.
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office reported via tweet that deputies respond to the scene or scenes at 3:48 p.m. Monday, and that "multiple victims" were found in the vicinity of Highway 92 and the city limits of Half Moon Bay.
The first of the shootings locations is Mountain Mushroom Farm on San Mateo Road, as ABC 7 reported. Four deceased victims were found in that location and a fifth was critically wounded.
A second crime scene was at is 2119 Cabrillo Highway, which is the location of Rice Trucking Soil Farm. Three additional victims were found dead there, according to authorities, and as reported by KTVU. ABC 7 had reported the second location as Concord Farms.
The suspect has been identified as 67-year-old Zhao Chunli, after he allegedly turned himself in to authorities and was quickly taken into custody.
The Sheriff's Office is responding to a shooting incident with multiple victims in the area of HWY 92 and the HMB City limits. Media is requested to approach from the north and stage at the Half Moon Bay substation at 537 Kelly Ave. in Half Moon Bay— San Mateo County S.O (@SMCSheriff) January 23, 2023
San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus gave a press conference Monday evening revealing that the suspect is a farmworker at one of the two farms, and he is cooperating with authorities. As the Chronicle reported, many of the potential victims' families who were gathered at a victim reunification center were Latino, and communications were being shared in Spanish.
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