Seven killed in shooting in Half Moon Bay, California: media

Seven killed in shooting in Half Moon Bay, California: media
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Another mass shooting in California has left at least seven people dead.
Another mass shooting in California days prior killed 11 people [Getty]

Seven people were killed in a mass shooting at two locations in the coastal northern California city of Half Moon Bay on Monday, CBS News reported.

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office on Twitter reported a shooting incident with multiple victims and said a suspect was in custody.

Half Moon Bay is about 30 miles (50 km) south of San Francisco.

Investigators had peacefully taken a 67-year-old man into custody about two hours after the incident, as a deputy spotted the suspect's car in a parking lot of a San Mateo County Sheriff's Department substation, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing a sheriff's department statement.

The weapon was found in his car, the report said.

Deputies responding to a call found four people dead and a fifth victim wounded at the first location in Half Moon Bay, then found three more dead at another place nearby, the Chronicle reported.

One of the locations was a mushroom farm, the Chronicle said.

The shooting took place as the city of Monterey Park in Los Angeles County, about 400 miles (640 km) to the south, was still roiling from a mass shooting on Saturday that killed 11 people.

Gun violence is a huge problem in the United States, which last year saw 647 mass shootings. More than 44,000 people died from gunshot wounds in 2022 across the country, more than half of which were suicides.

(Reuters & Agencies)