Seven men and one woman were shot by a gunman in two separate locations in Half Moon Bay, California, Monday.
Lt. Eamonn Allen of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department at a news conference that the victims were of Asian and Hispanic descent.
Seven of the victims were killed and one was injured — it is not clear the gender of the survivor. The injured victim was taken to the hospital and is out of surgery and stable.
San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said,
As some of these victims were members of our migrant community, this represents a unique challenge when it comes to notifications and identifications of next-of-kin
All of the evidence we have points to the instance of being workplace violence.”
One shooting took place at a mushroom farm and another near a trucking facility approximately two miles from the farm.
The incident in the small coastal community in the San Francisco Bay area is one of three deadly mass shootings in the state over just 44 hours.
The US has now had more mass shootings in 2023 than at this point in any year on record.
A gunman killed seven people in two locations in Half Moon Bay, California, on Monday, shaking a state still mourning another mass shooting just days before. The police arrested a 67-year-old suspect.https://t.co/YGV6BgZeqg pic.twitter.com/nYidfnznc0— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 24, 2023
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