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7 dead after shootings at two California farms, suspect in custody

Seven people were fatally shot at a farm and another business in California’s Half Moon Bay Monday — and a suspect later turned himself in to authorities, according to reports.

The victims were killed in the shootings at Mountain Mushroom Farm and Rice Trucking-Soil Farm, a landscaping supply company, in the small city along the Golden State’s coast, NBC Bay Area reported.

It wasn’t immediately clear if both shootings were connected.

A suspect was taken into custody, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet. The sheriff’s office also stressed there is no longer a threat to the community.

The suspect has been identified as 67-year-old Zhao Chunli, according to reports.

He drove himself to a sheriff’s substation and surrendered to law enforcement, CBS Bay Area reported, citing sources. A man wearing a white baseball cap was seen being led away in handcuffs, the television station reported.

California State Sen. Josh Becker said his thoughts are with the all those affected.

“Gun violence has come to our district today and I will do whatever I can to support the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department and Half Moon Bay city officials during this tragic event. We will continue to monitor this situation,” Becker said in a tweet. “My thoughts go out to all affected.”

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