Washington: At least seven people were killed and one person critically injured after shootings were reported from two locations in the Half Moon Bay area in northern California of the United States, CNN reported citing local officials who said that a 67-year-old suspect is now in custody.
According to San Mateo Board of Supervisors President Dave Pine, one shooting incident occurred at a mushroom farm and another near a trucking facility, around two miles from the farm, as per the CNN report.
Regarding the shootings in Half Mon Bay, San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus addressing a media briefing described the shooting as “horrific” and stated that the suspect who was located in his vehicle in the parking lot of a substation in Half Moon Bay was taken into custody and a semi-automatic handgun was found in his vehicle.
“It’s a tragedy that we hear about far too often but today has hit home here in San Mateo County,” CNN quoted the Sheriff.
Dave Pine in a statement released on the County of San Mateo website said, “We are sickened by today’s tragedy in Half Moon Bay. The scourge of gun violence has sadly hit home. We have not even had time to grieve for those lost in the terrible shooting in Monterey Park. Gun violence must stop.”
The San Mateo Board of Supervisors President further said, “The State of California has among the strictest gun laws in the United States, which we have strengthened through local action here, but more must be done. The status quo cannot be tolerated.”
This comes days after a 72-year-old man killed 11 people at a Chinese New Year event in Monterey Park, California.
(With ANI Inputs)