At least seven people were tragically killed in a shooting incident that occurred in Northern California, and a suspect was apprehended by police, according to reports made on Monday. The shootings took place at two different farms.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies went to a mushroom farm located at 12700 San Mateo Road in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County shortly after 2:20 p.m. Upon arrival, they found four people dead from gunshot wounds. Another individual was taken to Stanford Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Then, deputies proceeded to the Rice Trucking Soil Farm in the 2100 block of Cabrillo Highway South and uncovered three additional fatalities.
Chunli Zhou, a 67-year-old Half Moon Bay resident, surrendered himself to a sheriff’s substation. Authorities discovered a potential weapon used in the shootings inside his vehicle.
The purpose behind the homicides is still a mystery, according to San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus who spoke during a press conference held on Monday. She noted that Zhou had been employed at one of the places and seems to have acted independently.
The White House has revealed that President Biden has been informed about the shooting.
Karine Jean-Pierre, Press Secretary, tweeted that the President has requested assistance from the federal law enforcement to aid the local authorities. She also stated that the President will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
California Governor Gavin Newsom expressed his sorrow in a tweet after being briefed about a mass shooting that had occurred in Half Moon Bay, coming shortly after another shooting at a Monterey Park dance studio had taken 11 lives and wounded multiple people during a Lunar New Year celebration. He wrote, “At the hospital meeting with victims of a mass shooting when I get pulled away to be briefed about another shooting. This time in Half Moon Bay. Tragedy upon tragedy.”