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

A “disgruntled worker” allegedly killed seven coworkers and injured another in shootings at a pair of nurseries in the Northern California city of Half Bay on Monday afternoon, officials and reports said. 

The suspect, identified as 67-year-old Chunli Zhao, later turned himself in to authorities following the bloodshed that came just two days after the Golden State was rocked by another mass shooting that left 11 dead at a ballroom in Monterey Park outside Los Angeles, authorities said. 

Some of the victims in Monday’s shooting were gunned down in front of horrified children at the two scenes separated by several miles on the outskirts of the small city along the California’s coast, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus.

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