Half Moon Bay A gunman killed seven people at the agricultural businesses in Northern California, plunging the state into mourning again in the wake of its third mass killing in eight days. Officers arrested a suspect in Monday’s shootings,67- year-old Chunil Zahoor, after they found him in his car in the parking lot of the sheriff’s substation, San Mateo County Sheriff Christiana Corpus said.
Seven people were found dead & an eighth injured at a farm & another location several miles away, the Sheriff’s Office said. Officials believe Zahoor worked at one of the facilities & that the victims were workers as well, Corpus said. Officials haven’t determined a motive for the shooting.
California is still reeling from an attack on a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park that killed 11. Authorities are still seeking a motive for the Saturday shooting.
“For the second time in recent days, California communities are mourning the loss of loved ones in a senseless act of gun violence, “ President Joe Biden said on Tuesday. “ Even as we await further details, we know the scourge of gun violence requires stronger action.”
The new year has brought six mass killings in the US in fewer than three weeks, accounting for 39 deaths. Three have occurred in California since January 16, according to a database compiled by the AP, USA Today & Northeastern University. The killings occurred on the outskirts of Half Moon Bay, a city 30 miles (48km) south of San Francisco.
Half Moon Bay vice mayor Joaquin Jimenez said the victims included Chinese & Latino farm workers. Some workers lived at one of the facilities & children may have witnessed the shooting, she said. Corpus said it wasn’t immediately clear how the two locations were connected.
Gun violence in 2023 (Till Jan 23):
- 1. 37 Mass Killings,
- 2. 1,173 Gun deaths,
- 3. 2,063 Gun injuries,
- 4. 55 Children shot,
- 5. 329 Teenagers shot,
- 6. 68 Defensive use,
- 7. 92 Unintentional Shootings,
- 8. 1,518 Suicides.
What happened after the current mass shooting in California?
- A. U S Shootings: President Biden demands an assault weapons ban.
- B. A suspect viz. Chuni Zaho was detained.
- C. 7 people were found dead.
- D. California still reeling from an attack on Lunar New Year.
- E. The new year has brought six mass killings.
- F. Victims include Chinese & Latin, farm workers.
- G. It was shot in 8 days.
- H. 6 Mass killings.
- I. 39 Deaths in 3 weeks.