Seven people were killed Monday in two related shootings at a mushroom farm and a trucking company in a coastal community south of San Francisco. The suspect, allegedly a disgruntled worker, turned himself in to the police.
An eighth victim is in hospital in critical condition, police said. The victims are said to be Chinese workers.
A 67-year-old man was arrested Zhao Chunli. It is the second mass shooting in California in recent days.
San County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mateo Dave Pine said four people were killed at a farm and three at a trucking company on the outskirts of Half Moon Bay, about 30 miles from San Francisco.
It was not immediately clear how the two locations were connected, although Pine said the suspect, whom he described as a disgruntled worker, worked at the business or farm.
San County Sheriff’s Office Mateo announced shortly after the shooting that the suspect had been caught and the danger to the community had passed.
The BBC reports that the suspect turned himself in to police. He was carrying a semi-automatic handgun that may have been used in the attack and is currently said to be cooperating with police.
“We didn’t even have time to mourn those who died in the terrible shooting in… Monterey Park. Gun violence must end.” Pine stated.
Governor of California Gavin Newsom reported that he was on his way to the hospital to meet with the shooting victims when he was notified of the new incident.
11 dead in Monterey Park
He is 72 years old on Saturday evening Huh Can Tran carried out a shooting at a dance hall in the Los Angeles area, Monterey Park. The death toll rose to 11 on Monday when another seriously injured person died in hospital.
Tran intended to continue the attack in another similar hall, but was spotted by a visitor, attacked and disarmed. The shooter later tried himself, and police have yet to reveal a motive for Monday’s attack.