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Seven dead in two shootings in northern California—media reports

By Agence France-Presse Published Jan 24, 2023 10:40 am

Seven people have been killed and one critically injured Tuesday, Jan. 24 (Philippine time) in two shootings in Half Moon Bay in northern California, US media reported.

There was no immediate official confirmation of the toll from authorities, but San Mateo County Sheriff said on Twitter it was dealing with an incident.

"The Sheriff's Office is responding to a shooting incident with multiple victims in the area of (Highway) 92 and the (Half Moon Bay) City limits," it tweeted.

"Suspect is in custody. There is no ongoing threat to the community at this time." 

The two incidents reported by US media happened at farms close to each other in an area south of San Francisco.

ABC7 originally reported one person was dead and three injured at the Mountain Mushroom Farm, citing law enforcement sources. Three people are dead at nearby Rice Tucking-Soil Farm, the broadcaster said on its website.

The broadcaster later updated that toll, and NBC Bay Area, citing its own sources, also said seven had died in the two shootings.

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 has been in Monterey Park where that massacre took place, took to Twitter moments after news broke of the new killings.

"At the hospital meeting with victims of a mass shooting when I get pulled away to be briefed about another shooting. This time in Half Moon Bay. Tragedy upon tragedy."

ABC7 aired footage of the arrest of a man, and said this happened as their crew was setting up outside a police station. (AFP)