On Monday, law enforcement responded to a shooting incident in Half Moon Bay, California that left at least seven people dead. This shooting occurred just one day after another mass shooting in California.
The shootings occurred in two separate locations: Mountain Mushroom Farm and Concord Farms. The first three victims were discovered on San Mateo Road, and a fourth was found at a nearby location. It has been reported that the victims were Chinese-American farm workers who were all coworkers of the shooter.
Around 2:20 pm, first responders received the first call about an active shooter.
Over four hours later, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office reported that they were responding to “a shooting incident with multiple victims in the area of HWY 92 and the HMB City limits.”
The Sheriff's Office is responding to a shooting incident with multiple victims in the area of HWY 92 and the HMB City limits. Media is requested to approach from the north and stage at the Half Moon Bay substation at 537 Kelly Ave. in Half Moon Bay
— San Mateo County S.O (@SMCSheriff) January 23, 2023
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About an hour later, a suspect was apprehended by authorities and the intense scene was captured on video by ABC7 News.
The suspect has been identified as 67-year-old Zhao Chunli.
A suspect is now in custody in the Half Moon Bay shootings. Here's the intense moment it happened – caught on video by our @abc7newsbayarea camera pic.twitter.com/1ZGcLh8Byz
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) January 24, 2023
“This is a devastating tragedy for this community and the many families touched by this unspeakable act of violence,” said San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus.
This tragedy comes less than 48 hours after another mass shooting that took place at a Lunar New Year festival in Monterey, California which has left at least 11 people dead.
On Saturday, as the city’s Asian American community was celebrating Lunar New Year weekend at a dance studio, an armed gunman entered the building and opened fire on the civilians.
The suspect then fled the scene, moving on to another dance studio which he entered about 20 minutes later. At the second studio, two people jumped into action and wrestled the gun away from the suspect. These heroic actions were caught on the studio’s surveillance footage.
After being overpowered, the suspect fled in a white van.
Holy shit, this guy Brandon Tsay is a HERO, he wrestled a gun away from the Monterey Park mass shooter.
LET'S GO BRANDON!pic.twitter.com/f3NaprpkbH
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) January 24, 2023
Midmorning the following day, a SWAT team located the suspect. He had shot and killed himself inside his van. The suspect was later identified as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran.
Leftists immediately jumped to the conclusion that this mass murder was carried out by a white supremacist who is also a Trump supporter.
Journalist Andy Ngô called out the ignorant liberals for making baseless, politically-charged accusations without having any idea that the suspect was actually Asian.
Ngô wrote, “At least 10 were killed in a mass shooting in Monterey Park, CA, at a dance venue. No information has been released about the wanted gunman, potential motive or victims. Without evidence, leftists are spreading claims that it was a white supremacist, right-wing shooting.”
He included screenshots of some tweets that assume the shooter was a right-wing white supremacist.
Lacey Vorrasi-Banis, who is a writer/editor for Entertainment Weekly, wrote, “F*** Trump and the right for instigating this rise in anti-Asian hate. F*** your guns. This has to stop.”
Esther Tseng, another writer, tweeted, “can we please build coalition against white supremacy when your surprise is done?”
Another Twitter user wrote, “it’s such bullsh*t that people can’t even have celebrations in peace in this country. it’s bullshit that POC can’t exist in peace. no way this wasn’t a hate crime. just so f***ing vile.”
At least 10 were killed in a mass shooting in Monterey Park, CA, at a dance venue. No information has been released about the wanted gunman, potential motive or victims. Without evidence, leftists are spreading claims that it was a white supremacist, right-wing shooting. pic.twitter.com/jzhTFCihpK
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) January 22, 2023