The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office reports that a shooting spree in Half Moon Bay on Monday afternoon resulted in seven deaths in two locations.
According to the sheriff’s office, four people with gunshot wounds were discovered dead at a nursery in the 12700 block of San Mateo Road at about 2:22 p.m. (Highway 92). A second gunshot victim was sent to Stanford Medical Center with critical wounds.
The sheriff’s investigators soon discovered three additional gunshot victims who had died at another nursery in the 2100 block of Cabrillo Highway South.
Chunli Zhao, a resident of Half Moon Bay and 67 years old, was named by the authorities as the suspect. According to the sheriff’s office, he was discovered in his car in the parking area of the sheriff’s office substation in Half Moon Bay at about 4:40 p.m. and was brought into jail without incident. In his automobile, a semi-automatic weapon was discovered.
Sheriff Christina Corpus of San Mateo County said that Zhao is thought to have acted alone. There was no immediate information about the shooting spree’s motivation.
According to Corpus, the victims are likely to be property employees. According to Debbie Ruddock, a councilwoman for Half Moon Bay, Chinese agricultural laborers are the victims.
According to Corpus, the neighborhood and the families affected by this horrifying act of violence are experiencing a tremendous tragedy.
IDES Hall, located at 735 Main St. in Half Moon Bay, was transformed into a family reunification facility.
The shootings in Half Moon Bay follow a weekend shooting spree that claimed 11 lives in Monterey Park, a community in Southern California.
Corpus said, “This type of shooting is awful. We often hear about this tragedy, but it particularly affected San Mateo County today.
Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, said he heard about the Half Moon Bay massacre while visiting with victims of the Monterey Park incident.
He tweeted, “Tragedy upon tragedy.”