After shootings were reported from two places in the Half Moon Bay region of North California in the United States, local media reported citing local officials who said that a 67-year-old suspect is currently in custody. At least seven people were killed and one person was badly injured.
According to Dave Pine, President of the San Mateo Board of Supervisors, two shooting incidents—one at a mushroom farm and the other about two miles away, next to a shipping company. In the meantime, two students were slain in a targeted shooting at a charter school in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday afternoon.
The two victims, who were later determined to be adolescent students, died as a result of their injuries after being rushed to the hospital for treatment in a very “serious” state. A shooter killed 11 people earlier on Saturday in a well-known dancing studio in Monterey Park, Southern California.
San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said during a press conference that deputies discovered one person dead and another injured at the first location of the gunshots near Half Moon Bay, and shortly after that, three additional persons were discovered dead at a different location.
The suspect, who was found in his vehicle in the parking lot of a Half Moon Bay substation, was apprehended, and a semi-automatic weapon was discovered in his vehicle, according to the sheriff, who called the incident “horrific.”
Dave Pine in a statement released on the County of San Mateo website said, “We are sickened by today’s tragedy in Half Moon Bay. The scourge of gun violence has sadly hit home. We have not even had time to grieve for those lost in the terrible shooting in Monterey Park. Gun violence must stop.”
The San Mateo Board of Supervisors President further said, “The State of California has among the strictest gun laws in the United States, which we have strengthened through local action here, but more must be done. The status quo cannot be tolerated.”
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