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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Kieran Isgin

California sees second 'horrific' mass shooting just days after 11 were killed

The US state of California has experienced its second mass shooting in days which has seen seven killed.

According to local police, suspect Zhao Chunli, 67 was arrested in his car at the parking lot of a police station in the city of Half Moon Bay. The 'horrific' incident resulted in seven people being shot to death.

It comes just three days after the state experienced a mass shooting which resulted in the death of 11 victims. California governor Gavin Newsom posted on social media that he was at a hospital meeting with victims of the prior shooting when he was informed of the second incident.

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"This kind of shooting is horrific," said San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus. "t's a tragedy we hear about far too often, but today it's hit home here in San Mateo County.

"For children to witness this is unspeakable."

Locals held a vigil for victims of a prior mass shooting which took place mere days before the next (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The latest mass shooting in the state took place across two farms around the local community of Half Moon Bay. Four victims of the attack were found at a mushroom farm while three others were found at a nearby trucking business.

An eighth victim is reportedly in critical condition and is being treated in hospital. The bloody attack was witnessed by some children who were let out of school and lived on the rural property.

Once the killings were carried out, suspect Chunli drove to a sheriff's office substation where he was promptly pinned to the ground and arrested by officers. He reportedly had a semi-automatic pistol which may have been used to carry out the attack.

A San Mateo County sheriff at the scene of a shooting in Half Moon Bay (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors president Dave Pine said in a statement: "We are sickened by today's tragedy in Half Moon Bay. here are simply too many guns in this country and there has to be a change."

According to US not-for-profit Gun Violence Archive, the Half Moon Bay attack is the 27th mass shooting in just 24 days across the country.

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