A gunman killed at least seven people in two attacks in California on Monday, two days after a shooting at a popular California dance hall left 11 dead.
The attacks took place at two different locations in the coastal city on Monday Half Moon BayAbout 50 km south of San Francisco.
They came as the state mourned the deaths in Asian-majority Monterey Park during Lunar New Year celebrations.
The suspect in Monday’s shooting was identified Zhao Chunli67, was caught on news cameras walking into the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office about two hours later.
The first four victims were found at a mushroom farm at 2:22 pm local time (0022 GMT), while the other three were later found at a nearby trucking business.
Researchers have yet to provide a reason for the attack.
The suspect was arrested after going to a local police station, San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said at a press conference.
A semi-automatic pistol used in the attack was found on him and he is now “cooperating” with police, it added.
An eighth victim is being treated in hospital and is in critical condition, Corpus said.
“This kind of shooting is horrible. “It’s a tragedy, we hear it often, but today it hit home in San Mateo County.”
The sheriff also pointed out that among the witnesses were children who had dropped out of school and lived on rural properties.
“For children to witness this is indescribable.”Lament.
California Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted: “I was at the hospital with the victims of one shooting and they pulled me aside to tell me about another.” “This time in Half Moon Bay. Tragedy after tragedy.”
Half Moon Bay council member Debbie Ruddock told NBC that the victims were Chinese farm workers.
Dave Pine, chairman of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, told the AP of the attacks. “Disgruntled Worker”.
“We are sickened by today’s tragedy at Half Moon Bay,” Pine said in a statement. “The scourge of gun violence has unfortunately hit home.
“We don’t even have time to grieve for the people who lost their lives in the horrific shooting in Monterey Park. Gun violence must stop.”
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