Children living on the two Half Moon Bay farms witnessed shooting that saw seven killed, say cops
The 67-year-old suspect arrested in relation to a mass shooting at two farms just outside of San Francisco was a forklift driver at one of the farms targeted, it has been claimed.
Speaking to ABC7 Tuesday, sources said that suspect Chunli Zhao – who was cuffed by cops Monday shortly after the massacre – had worked at one of the farms for roughly five to six years.
It also comes as the significant other of one of those slain by a seemingly disgruntled Zhao during the mass shooting in Half Moon Bay, came forward Tuesday to confirm her loved one was among the dead.
The shooting is the third to hit California in just as many days, after eleven were killed by another senior-aged, Asian gunman at a dance studio near Los Angeles, and another slain and several others injured in a separate shooting in Oakland Monday.
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Appearing for an interview hours after seven were gunned down by a 67-year-old farmhand, Alicia Ortega revealed that her partner, farm worker Martin Martinez, died Monday afternoon by the gunman’s hand.
Ortega was seen holding back tears as she offered her heartbreaking account of the day’s events – during which she frantically tried to get in touch with her partner, who worked as a manager at the mushroom farm set just outside the Bay Area’s urban center.
The emotional interview comes as both the farming community and the San Francisco area were both left reeling from the attack – which saw suspect Zhao shoot eight victims in total, with only one surviving.
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