Photos: Seven killed in Half Moon Bay shooting, suspect arrested

HALF MOON BAY – A man shot and killed seven people and injured another on Monday in two locations in Half Moon Bay, according to authorities.

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The suspect, identified as 67-year-old Half Moon Bay resident Chunli Zhao, was in custody, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said. It is one of the Bay Area’s deadliest mass shootings.

“Zhao is believed to have acted alone,” the sheriff’s office said. “There is no further threat to the community.”

The shooting was reported around 2:20 p.m. at Mountain Mushroom Farm at 12761 San Mateo Road.

The sheriff’s office said deputies arrived to find four victims dead with gunshot wounds in the 12700 block of San Mateo Road. A short time later, three other victims were found dead with gunshot wounds in the 2100 block of South Cabrillo Highway.

An eighth victim was rushed to Stanford Health Care with life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

Scroll down for photos, then click here to read more coverage by Jason Green, Aldo Toledo and Robert Salonga.

Police talk to people gathered outside the scene of a mass shooting on Cabrillo Highway in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) 
Police investigate the scene of a mass shooting off Cabrillo Highway in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) 
Law enforcement investigate a shooting off of Highway 92 in Half Moon Bay, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) 

Video screen capture of Chunli Zhao , 67, the suspect in the killing of Seven people, being taken into custody in Half Moon Bay on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Courtesy of Kati McHugh) 
Alejandro Lopez arrives at the family reunification center in Half Moon Bay, Calif., after hearing that his friend of over thirty years was killed during a mass shooting. Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) 
San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus listens to a question during a press conference in downtown Half Moon Bay, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) 
First responders work one of multiple crime scenes where four people were shot and killed Monday, January 23, 2023, off Highway 92 in Half Moon Bay, Calif., according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) 
Half Moon Bay Vice Mayor Joaquin Jimenez speaks during a press conference in downtown Half Moon Bay, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) 
Police cordon off the scene of a mass shooting off Cabrillo Highway inHalf Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)