At least four dead during a shooting in the town of Half Moon Bay. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
At least four people died in two shootings that could be related in Half Moon Bay, a city of just over 11,000 inhabitants located 19 kilometers south of San Francisco (California, United States), local media reported Monday afternoon.
Three fatalities were found inside a house located on a mushroom farm off Highway 92 in Half Moon Bay, while the fourth was found in a nearby area.
At the moment, it is unknown if the death toll is definitive or if the event had also left someone injured.
In addition, according to information from the NBC television network, the alleged perpetrator of the shots is still at large and some of the businesses in the area have closed as a precaution.
The alleged perpetrator of the attacks was arrested. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
“The Sheriff’s Office is responding to a mass shooting in the area of Highway 92 and the Half Moon Bay city limits,” the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, where Half Moon is located, said in a statement. Bay, in a brief statement that did not provide further details.
The alleged perpetrator of the attacks was arrested by police, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
“There is no ongoing threat to the community at this time,” authorities said.
The new bloodshed came less than 48 hours after a gunman killed 11 people at a dance studio near Los Angeles.
California Governor Gavin Newsom, who was in Monterey Park where the massacre took place, took to Twitter moments after news of the new killings broke.
“At the hospital meeting with the victims of a mass shooting when they took me aside to inform me about another shooting. This time in Half Moon Bay. Tragedy after tragedy,” he wrote.
ABC7 broadcast footage of a man’s arrest and said this happened as his equipment was setting up in front of a police station.
(with information from EFE)
News in development…
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