At least four dead and three wounded in two shootings in California, 67-year-old man arrested


MSN/Europa News, NBC News

24th January 2023 – (Half Moon Bay) At least four people have been killed and three injured in shootings at two farms in the coastal town of Half Moon Bay in the U.S. state of California.

In the first shooting, at Mountain Mushroom Farm, one person was killed and three were seriously injured. All the wounded have been taken to a medical center to receive the necessary care, according to ABC 7 News.

During the second shooting, at Rice Tucking-Soil Farm, three people were killed, police sources said, noting that the suspect has already been arrested.

The incidents have been recorded near the same highway in the limits of the municipality of Half Moon Bay. Meanwhile, the neighbors have assured that the first farm was dedicated to the cultivation of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms. On the other hand, the second farm sold decorative stones.

The suspect, 67-year-old Half Moon Bay resident Zhao Chunli, was taken into custody at about 4.40pm after he was found in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Half Moon Bay substation, the sheriff’s office said. He was taken into custody without incident and a weapon was found in his car.

The victims are Chinese farmworkers, Half Moon Bay Councilmember Debbie Ruddock said.

A motive for the shooting is under investigation.

Further information wasn’t immediately available.

Zhao Chunli