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California shooting: 7 dead, 1 injured; suspect in police custody

California shooting: At least seven people were killed and one seriously injured after shootings were reported from two sites in the Half Moon Bay area of northern California, the United States, According to CNN. A 67-year-old suspect is now in custody, according to local officials. (California shooting)

As per CNN report, one gunshot occurred at a mushroom farm and another near a trucking plant about two miles from the farm, according to San Mateo Board of Supervisors President Dave Pine. Meanwhile, two kids were slain in a targeted shooting at a charter school in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday afternoon, according to the US-based daily publication The Hill.

The two victims, identified as adolescent pupils, were rushed to the hospital in a ‘serious’ state, where they died from their injuries.

Earlier in the day, a shooter killed 11 people at a popular dance class in Monterey Park, California.

Meanwhile, in response to the shootings in Half Mon Bay, San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus stated during a press conference that deputies discovered one person dead and another injured at the initial location, and that three additional individuals were discovered dead at a different place shortly after.

The incident was described as “horrific” by the Sheriff, who said that the suspect, who was found in his vehicle in the parking lot of a substation in Half Moon Bay, was apprehended and a semi-automatic weapon was discovered in his vehicle.

“It’s a tragedy that we hear about far too frequently, but it has hit home here in San Mateo County,” the Sheriff said, according to the agency.

In a statement posted on the County of San Mateo website, Dave Pine stated, “The tragedy in Half Moon Bay today sickens us. Tragically, the plague of gun violence has struck close to home. We haven’t even had time to mourn for those who died in the Monterey Park tragedy. The use of firearms must cease.”

The President of the San Mateo Board of Supervisors went on to say, “California has some of the strongest gun restrictions in the country, which we have improved through local action here, but more needs to be done. The status quo must be changed.”

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