2023-01-25 12:06:44

Half Moon Bay: Mass shooting likely case of workplace violence - police

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Half Moon Bay community reels after mass shooting

By Nathan Williams

BBC News

A mass shooting at a farm and a nearby site in California which killed seven people was probably a case of "workplace violence", said police.

The attack took place on Tuesday in the coastal city of Half Moon Bay. Some of the victims were Chinese-American.

Suspect Chunli Zhao, 66, was arrested after driving to a police station.

The incident took place only two days after 11 were shot dead in Monterey Park - south-east of Half Moon Bay - during Lunar New Year celebrations.

The back-to-back shootings came so close together that California's Governor Gavin Newsom was meeting victims of the first attack in a hospital when he was briefed about the second.

He voiced exasperation over US gun laws, and in emotional remarks at a news conference said he had grown weary of having to "say the same things we hear again and again" in the wake of mass shootings.

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"What the hell is wrong with us, that we allow these weapons of war and large capacity clips out on the streets and sidewalks?"

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