Seven people were killed, and one person was injured during a mass shooting in California’s Half Moon Bay on Monday January 23, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s office said in a press conference that the shooting took place across two separate scenes in Half Moon Bay.
Four victims with gunshot wounds were found dead by sheriff’s deputies at around 2:22 pm at a nursery along San Mateo Road. Another shooting victim was taken to Stanford Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Shortly after, three more victims were found dead at another nursery on Cabrillo Highway South.
Police identified the suspect as 67-year-old Half Moon Bay resident Chunli Zhao, who was taken into custody without incident at about 4:40 pm after he was found in his vehicle in the parking lot of the sheriff’s office.
This footage shows the moment officers detained Zhao. The motive for the shooting wasn’t immediately known. Credit: Kati McHugh via Storyful