Shooting kills 7 Chinese farmworkers in Half Moon Bay of California
The people of Half Moon Bay, California, may now relax after a suspect was caught hours after seven Chinese immigrants were murdered there.
Californians are grappling with yet another horrific gun violence event only two days after a mass shooting in Monterey Park claimed the lives of eleven people. All seven victims this time were Chinese migrant agricultural labourers.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s office said that the suspect had been taken into custody after a brief but intense pursuit. It has been reported that 67-year-old Zhao Chunli is the suspected shooter. His whereabouts was revealed after authorities pinged his phone.
Both farms were targeted during the gun spree. Initially, one person was murdered and three more later died from their wounds at the Mountain Mushroom Farm.
Three persons were killed at the second location, the Rice Tucking-Soil Farm, in a house nearby.
The town of Half Moon Bay has a popular yearly Pumpkin Festival. There is a 1 in 568 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Half Moon Bay, compared to 1 in 227 for the whole of California, as reported by Neighborhood Scout. The peaceful community is understandably shaken by such violent acts.
A Chinese immigrant named Huu Can Tran killed eleven people in Monterey Park, California, just two days prior to this killing.