Seven shot dead in another mass shooting in California

By Daniel Trotta (Reuters) -Seven people were killed in a mass shooting at two locations in the coastal northern California city of Half Moon Bay on Monday, and the

suspect was arrested after driving to a police parking lot, apparently attempting to turn himself in, officials said. The shooting in Half Moon Bay, about 30 miles (50 km)

south of San Francisco, came on the heels of another mass shooting in the southern California city of Monterey Park on Saturday that killed 11 people. California Governor

Gavin Newsom said he was visiting Monterey Park victims in the hospital when he was called away and informed of the shooting in Half Moon Bay, about 380 miles (610 km) to the

north. "Tragedy upon tragedy," Newsom said on Twitter. The rural area was recently pounded by a series of heavy rainstorms that caused extensive damage, affecting

immigrant laborers in the area, farm worker advocates said. A series of atmospheric rivers in the three weeks following Christmas killed 20 people statewide. San Mateo

County Sheriff Christina Corpus identified the suspect as Chunli Zhao, 67, and said he worked at one of the shooting locations. Corpus called the sites nurseries, and other

officials said they were staffed by farm workers. Local media described at least one of them as a mushroom farm. "There were farm workers affected tonight. There were

children on the scene at the incidents. This is a truly heartbreaking tragedy in our community," San Mateo County Supervisor Ray Mueller told reporters. "The amount of stress

that's been on this community for weeks is really quite high."