Half Moon Bay taking pictures: supply says 7 dead, 1 harm at Mountain Mushroom Farm, harmony Farms; suspect in custody - KGO-tv

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- Seven people are dead and one is seriously injured following shootings at two farms in Half Moon Bay this afternoon, a source proven to ABC7 information.

The shootings have been mentioned at Mountain Mushroom Farm on San Mateo highway close motorway 1 and concord Farms off Cabrillo Hwy S. First responders first obtained a call about an energetic shooter at round 2:20 p.m.

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Authorities spoke back to the 12700 block of San Mateo street at the Mountain Mushroom Farm, close to Rice Trucking-Soil Farm off of Hwy. 1. Deputies discovered four victims deceased with gunshot wounds. A fifth victim, additionally littered with gunshot wounds, become transported to Stanford scientific middle with lifestyles threatening accidents.

Then shortly after at the harmony Farms on the 2100 block of Cabrillo toll road South - under three miles faraway from the Mountain Mushroom Farm - three further victims have been located, additionally deceased with gunshot wounds.

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The suspect has been taken into custody, the San Mateo County Sheriff's workplace confirmed.

Chunli Zhao, sixty seven, of Half Moon Bay, has been arrested in connection to the incidents.

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The sheriff's office says a weapon turned into observed in Zhao's car. he is believed to have acted on my own and there's no extra possibility to the neighborhood, they added.

"this is a devastating tragedy for this community and the numerous families touched with the aid of this unspeakable act of violence," pointed out San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus.

A supply tells ABC7 news the suspect labored at some of the mushroom farms, and the entire victims have been coworkers.

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all the way through the evening, families of victims arrived at the scene, tried to piece together what solutions they could.

"...now not involved about anything, just hoping to see him come out, as a result of I basically do not wish to..." noted Carlos Martinez-Maya.

Carlos Martinez-Maya spoke with us at round 5 p.m. Monday, about his uncle who turned into working at the mushroom farm along Cabrillo toll road.

Then at 7 p.m., he informed us laborers from the farm proven to the family that his uncle became one of the americans shot and killed at this scene.

Martinez-Maya is deciding upon his uncle as a person named Marciano Martinez-Jimenez, who at work turned into referred to as "Martin." Understandably, the family has asked for some time whereas they manner all that has took place.

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Locals tell us Mountain Mushroom Farm is primary to be a marijuana growing to be farm.

lamentably, officers say the shootings impacted infants too.

"here is a horrific experience, one that we would under no circumstances imagine would occur in San Mateo County," pointed out David Pine who is Board of Supervisors President.

"there have been farmworkers affected tonight. there have been children on the scene at the incident. this is a really heartbreaking tragedy in our neighborhood," pointed out Supervisor Ray Mueller.

As to what number of little ones witnessed this and what they noticed:

"it be a huge rural location so americans are working, it be unfolded, there's individuals that reside at the location as neatly. So it become the afternoon, youngsters had been out of faculty and for little ones to witness, here's unspeakable," said Sheriff Christina Corpus.

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Kate Shea and Lizette Diaz are Half Moon Bay residents and each have been volunteering within the city to support these impacted through the huge flooding from January's torrential rain.

Then got here the Monday's mass shooting in their metropolis.

"I walked into my boss' office at four p.m. and i said, 'There are four people lifeless in my town, I have to go,'" says Shea. "The farm employees on the coast have a tough life because it is, and this is simply bad."

both Diaz and Shea have been helping families at a neighborhood preserve deploy at Portuguese hall in Half Moon Bay.

lots of ranch laborers and their households had been displaced due to the fact that the farms where they work at the moment are crime scenes. Some were already staying in resorts as a result of their buildings had been broken in the storm.

"there is a lot of unhappiness, there's grief," says Diaz. "It influences me because I actually have four boys, and that i cannot think about what those children witness nowadays."

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Alejandro Lopez knew one of the crucial victims - a man he called a brother, a chum he has common for 30 years. Lopez brought his family to the defend to fulfill the sufferer's family.

John Williams and his wife dropped off blankets. He says the community still hasn't recovered from the aftermath of the rain and flooding. "What next, you be aware of? every thing is getting thrown at us," he says.

Williams says he does, however, feel greater secure understanding that suspect became arrested.

"completely stunning you hear about this on the information all the time. but for those who hear about it, when it comes home to you love, in a small city like this, it really does convey it domestic. It is only deplorable," says Williams.

"We noticed the entire sirens going a method after which the entire sirens going the opposite direction. some thing is going on, but we don't know where it's. And that turned into terrifying," explains Sarah Prentice.

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She is a further native resident who came to the safeguard to aid out the families. She is additionally satisfied the suspect changed into arrested. She now wants solutions.

"One issue that i'm happy about is that (the suspect) is alive, so expectantly we get to get some answers," says Prentice. "I don't know how open this person is to talking and explain the 'why.' i'm assuming there is some vendetta."

The volunteers says a lot of these families may be here for the following few days.

The local neighborhood sadly is assisting with donations.

The FBI of San Francisco is helping the San Mateo County Sheriff's office by way of featuring investigative and forensic resources. they say the Sheriff's workplace is the lead investigative company at the present.

ABC7 became informed the Holy household infants's middle went on lockdown round three:20 p.m.

A family unit reunification core has been installation on the IDES corridor on 735 main highway.

Aaron Tung, the harmony Farms' main, launched here commentary:

With the little tips it is obtainable to us for the time being, our feedback are limited. For definite, we thank the outpouring of innovations and help from the neighborhood. We thank law enforcement for his or her swift response and actions. harmony Farms is a household owned and operated mushroom farm at this area for 37 years. with no previous potential with this gunman or his motives, we are shook and intensely desperate to profit more advice from the authorities and their investigations. Our hearts are with the victims, their families and the chinese language American group, from Half Moon Bay to Monterey Park.

Half Moon Bay Mayor Deborah Penrose additionally released a press release, saying partly:

"My colleagues and i on the Half Moon Bay city Council are appalled and saddened at this terrible incident, which has absolutely bowled over our group. Our deepest sympathies are with the households and people who have been devastated by means of this horrendous act. We share of their pain and comprehend that our community individuals are also conserving the victims and their families of their hearts. Now greater than ever it's vital for the neighborhood to come back together and be there for one an extra."

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo released here observation after the shootings in her congressional district in Half Moon Bay:

"I continue to video display the unfolding tragedy that has taken location in Half Moon Bay. My gratitude to the San Mateo Sheriff's workplace who took the suspect into custody and are working the two scenes of the murders. "Half Moon Bay is a loved and tight-knit community, and we all stand with them and the families of the victims all through this dark hour."

President Biden launched a press release on the shooting, going on just one day after the deadly mass capturing at Monterey Park in Southern California, announcing partly:

"Jill and i are praying for those killed and injured within the latest tragic taking pictures in Half Moon Bay, California. For the second time in contemporary days, California communities are mourning the lack of relatives in a senseless act of gun violence. Following a briefing from my place of origin protection crew, I have directed my administration to be certain local authorities and the broader Half Moon Bay neighborhood have the complete assist of the federal govt in the wake of this heinous assault."

Gov. Gavin Newsom additionally replied to the incidents, echoing sentiments on both California shootings.

"on the medical institution assembly with victims of a mass shooting once I get pulled away to be briefed about one other taking pictures. This time in Half Moon Bay. Tragedy upon tragedy," Newsom tweeted.

any individual with suggestions about this incident is inspired to contact Detective Deschler at 1-800-547-2700.

ABC7 news journalists J.R. Stone and Anser Hassan and Amanda del Castillo contributed to this file.

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