Two Mexicans dead, one wounded in California farm shooting
The Mexican consulate in San Francisco, California, reported that there are two dead compatriots due to the shooting registered in a farm of Half Moon Bay.
The Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, Remedios Gómez Arnau, added that a Mexican was seriously injured.
San Mateo County authorities identified Zhao Chunli, 67, as the man who shot against the workers.
Zhao was a forklift driver for five or six years on the farm where the shooting occurred, authorities explained at a press conference.
Too lived on the farmwhich is quite common among workers.
Shooting leaves seven dead
four fatalities were found near the farm and the other three in a neighboring place.
Investigators say Zhao had a lot of pent-up anger toward his co-workers and that his victims were “intentionally attacked”.
Minors witnessed the attack, since several families live on the farm.
San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said Tuesday at a news conference that most of the victims were immigrantswhich had made it difficult to contact their families.
The Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, visited the shooting survivor.
The Democrat highlighted the precarious conditions in which peasants live of the area. He gave the example of the survivor’s eagerness to leave the hospital despite having a shattered leg.
“I can’t afford to spend any more time here. I don’t have the money”the survivor told Governor Newsom, according to information cited by ABC.
Lack of gun control in the US
Newsom again condemned the Lack of gun control in the country.
Only in the United States do we see this kind of chaos, the destruction of communities.
The attack in Half Moon Bay comes after another mass shooting that took place Saturday night in the city of Monterey Park (Los Angeles County, California) who left 11 dead during the Chinese New Year celebrations.
On the same Monday there was also another shooting in californiaspecifically at an Oakland gas station -about 65 kilometers from Half Moon Bay-, which resulted in a dead and seven wounded. (EFE)