At 2:22 this afternoon, sheriff’s officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting with multiple victims.Christina Corpus, San Mateo County Police Chief, said at an evening news conference.
Upon arrival, officers found four people deceased from gunshot woundsA fifth seriously injured person has been hospitalized, he continued.
Three other victims were found at another location, he said, bringing the death toll to seven.
Local television affiliates ABC and NBC reported that the two shootings happened near each other on farms in the municipality of Half Moon Bay.
The victims were Chinese farm workers, a local elected official quoted by NBC said.
The suspect, Chunli Zhao, 67, later went to the city police station, Ms Corpus said. Journalists were already waiting for the press conference.
Dramatic images of his arrest show him wearing red shirts and a light gray hat, handcuffed to the ground and then strip-searched, before being led away by several police officers.
Zhao was taken into custody without incident and found a semi-automatic handgun in his vehicleChristina Corpus said the motive for both shootings is still unknown.
This new killing occurs within 48 hours Asian gunman kills 11 at nightclub near Los AngelesCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom did not fail to be upset.
While at the hospital meeting with the shooting victims, I was pulled over to report another shooting. This time in Half Moon Bay. Tragedy after tragedyThe Democrat tweeted.
Joe Biden has also been notified, his spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said on Twitter. President of the United States
Federal law enforcement has been asked to provide all necessary assistance to local authoritiesshe says.