Shooting in California: a suspect arrested after “at least seven dead” in an attack | United States | News

A second mass shooting in California took place after the Lunar New Year shootings this weekend. The victims of the recent shooting were reported to be Chinese farmworkers in Half Moon Bay, a quiet farming community famous for its annual Pumpkin Festival.

San Mateo County police officials said “a shootout with multiple victims” took place.

It was reported by CBS that the suspect went to the sheriff’s office where he later surrendered and was arrested.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter, “The suspect is in custody. There is no ongoing threat to the community at this time.

A man, identified as 67-year-old Zhao Chunli, has been arrested in connection with the shooting, according to reports.

Helicopter video footage on social media showed a man in handcuffs as he was surrounded by police, but it’s unclear if it was Zhao Chunli.

The man was ordered out of the car by police and forced to the ground before being taken away by authorities.

A witness who saw the arrest told the media: “He seemed calm and quiet, he didn’t react much when he was arrested.”

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According to Half Moon Bay councilor Debbie Ruddock, the victims of the shooting were Chinese farm workers.

This is the second shooting in California this week after the one in Monterey Park over the weekend, in which a gunman killed at least 10 people celebrating Lunar New Year.

The Monterey Park shooting prompted Vice President Kamala Harris to call for an end to “senseless gun violence” in the United States.

Ms Harris, who was the young senator from California, said on Monday: ‘A time of cultural celebration and another community has been torn apart by senseless gun violence.

She added, “All of us in this room and in our country understand that this violence must end – and President Biden and I will continue to provide full support to local authorities as we learn more.”

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