Mass shooting leaves 7 dead & 1 injured in California, 67-year-old suspect arrested

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At least seven people were killed and one critically wounded in shootings at two locations in Half Moon Bay, California, on Jan. 23, 2023.

According to CNN, one shooting occurred at a mushroom farm and another near a trucking facility about two miles (about three kilometres) from the farm, said the President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Dave Pine.

According to San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus, the suspect was identified as 67-year-old Zhao Chunli.

CNN reported that he was taken into custody more than two hours after the shootings.

Seven dead and one injured at two separate locations

At 2:22 pm (U.S. time), four victims were found dead with gunshot wounds at the first location, said the sheriff's office. Another victim of the shooting was taken to Stanford Medical Center with critical injuries.

Three more victims were found dead at another site, reported CNN.

NBC Bay Area said the victims were believed to be workers on the properties.

At 4:40 pm (California time), the suspect was located in his vehicle in the parking lot of a sheriff's substation in Half Moon Bay, said Corpus.

Zhao was taken into custody without incident, reported CNN, and a semi-automatic handgun was found in his vehicle at the time.

The suspect in the Half Moon Bay shootings was taken into custody after he was found in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Half Moon Bay substation, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said. A weapon was found in his car. https://t.co/qytdxQmNuE

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According to CNN, Corpus noted that there was no known motive, and authorities believe Zhao acted alone.

In a news conference, Corp...

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