Wednesday, police arrested a suspect in a mass shooting at half moon bay, california. the suspect had allegedly used a legally purchased semi-automatic handgun and is believed to have acted alone. the victims were identified as five men and two women, some of whom were asian and others were hispanic, all of whom were agricultural workers. four victims were discovered at the mountain mushroom farm, where the suspect had been employed, whilst the other three were found at a nearby trucking business. sheriff corpus stated that the only connection between the suspects and victims in the multiple homicides was the possibility that they had been co-workers.
the tragedy occurred on wednesday, with the shooting taking place at the mountain mushroom farm and the nearby trucking business in half moon bay. a number of children who had been released from school and were living on the rural property witnessed the attack. the suspect later drove to a local police station, where his arrest was captured on camera.
the attack is believed to have been an instance of workplace violence. confirmation came from the farm’s operator that the suspect had been living at one of the two locations where people were killed. a former co-worker had previously been given a restraining order against him due to violent behaviour. president biden has urged the congress to take immediate action to ban assault weapons in order to end gun violence, and california governor gavin newsom expressed his frustration about us gun laws at a news conference.