Seven people were killed in two locations in a related mass shooting in a small coastal California city.
In the Half Moon Bay suburb about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of San Francisco, four people were killed at a farm and three others were killed at a truck company.
The incidents marked the state’s third massacre in eight days, followed by Saturday’s attack in Monterey Park Eleven people were killed during Chinese New Year celebrations.
San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said officers found Cho, 67, in her car in the police department parking lot and arrested him in connection with the latest shooting.
Half Moon Bay Deputy Mayor Joaquin Jimenez said the victims included Chinese and Latino farm workers.
It is unclear how the locations are linked, but the suspect is believed to work for one of the businesses.
“We are disgusted by the tragedy that unfolded in Half Moon Bay today,” said San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dave Pyne.
“We don’t even have time to mourn those who lost their lives in the horrific shooting in Monterey Park. Gun violence must stop.”
Television footage showed police taking the man into custody, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office tweeted after receiving a report of the shooting at 2:30pm local time (10:30pm GMT). the news.
Zhao got out of the car after being arrested, and the police pushed him to the ground, handcuffed him, and took him away. A weapon was found in his vehicle, officials said.
Officials have yet to determine a motive for the shooting, but believe Zhao acted alone.
Aerial images also showed police collecting evidence from a farm with dozens of greenhouses.
The Half Moon Bay area is home to approximately 12,000 people and is known for its flowers and vegetables. Senator Josh Baker, who represents the area, described it as a “very tight-knit” farming community.
Six mass shootings in three weeks
In less than three weeks, there have been six mass shootings in the United States that have killed 39 people.
There have been three in California since Jan. 16, according to a database compiled by The Associated Press, USA TODAY and Northeastern University.
A sort of Teenage mother and her 10 month old baby Six people were killed when they were shot in the head “assassination style” in an attack in central California on Jan. 16.
A gunman fired multiple shots into the skull of 17-year-old Alissa Parraz and killed her child Nycholas as they tried to flee the attack, police said.