7 Farmworkers Killed in Half Moon Bay Shooting

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Law enforcement cordon off one of the crime scenes in Half Moon Bay on Jan. 23, 2023. Seven people were killed in two related shootings, officials say, and the suspect is now in custody. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

7 people were killed and 1 injured in a mass shooting in Half Moon Bay on Monday afternoon. The suspect, 66-year old Chunli Zhao, is in police custody. County Sheriff Christina Corpus says all evidence points to a workplace dispute.

Half Moon Bay, known both as a tourist destination and an agricultural community, is still recovering from the impact of the massive storms in the past few weeks. Law enforcement say the victims were Latino and Asian, and that some were migrant workers.

This shooting happened on the heels of the Monterey Park mass shooting, where 11 people were killed in the mostly-Asian suburban community on Saturday night. And later on Monday, 1 person was killed and 7 injured in a mass shooting in Oakland.

Guest: Guy Marzorati, KQED politics and government reporter/producer


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