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Sheriff Christina Corpus said Zhao Chunli, 67, was arrested shortly after carnage broke out in a dramatic takedown captured by local TV crews.
“Today at 2:22 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched … with a report of a multiple casualty shooting.
Upon arrival, officers located four deceased victims with gunshot wounds.
“A fifth victim also suffering from a gunshot wound was transported to Stanford Medical Center with life-threatening injuries to her.
“Shortly thereafter, three additional victims were also located deceased with gunshot wounds at a separate shooting scene.
Zhao was arrested in the parking lot of the Half Moon Bay substation more than two hours after the shooting. Police were searching his maroon SUV when an officer noticed him in the substation parking lot.
Zhao was taken into custody without incident and the semi-automatic pistol believed to have been used in the shooting was found in his vehicle. San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said she assumes Zhao went to the police station to turn himself in, but that’s not confirmed.
The shootings occurred at two agricultural facilities on the outskirts of the city. Zhao is believed to have worked for one of the companies, Corpus said. San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dave Pine described him as a “disgruntled worker.”
Zhao is a Half Moon Bay resident and is believed to have a spouse, according to Corpus.
At this point, it is believed that he acted alone. A motive for the shooting has not been established. The video taken by KRON4 shows Zhao wearing a vest over a red sweater, blue jeans, and a white baseball cap.
The sheriff’s office is working with the district attorney’s office to interview Zhao, Corpus said. The police said that he is fully cooperating with them. Authorities will post more information when it becomes available.