Seven Chinese farmworkers shot dead in Bay area – less than 48 hours after Lunar New Year shooting


Moment suspect in fatal shooting of SEVEN Chinese farm workers in the San Francisco Bay area is arrested – less than 48 hours after Monterey Park shooting near Los Angeles claimed 11 lives

  • Police in California have arrested Zhao Chunli, 67, at a home in San Mateo County
  • The farm workers were discovered at two separate locations in unincorporated Half Moon Bay: four at one, and three at another
  • The shooting comes less than 48 hours after Huu Can Tran, 72, shot and killed 11 people celebrating Lunar New Year in Monterey Park, near Los Angeles 

Zhao Chunli, 67, was taken into custody on Monday accused of murdering seven farm workers in the Half Moon Bay area

Seven Chinese farm workers have been shot and killed in the San Francisco Bay area, with the 67-year-old suspect, Zhao Chunli, arrested shortly after.

The shootings took place at two separate locations in Half Moon Bay, with four shot at one site and three at another. The sites were ran by Mountain Mushroom Farm & Rice Trucking.

Dramatic footage from ABC News shows the moment Zhao was taken into custody, in a house estate in San Mateo County.

The killings come less than 48 hours after 72-year-old Huu Can Tran shot and killed 11 people celebrating Lunar New Year in Monterey Park, near Los Angeles. 

Zhao Chunli, 67, is pictured on Monday afternoon as he is arrested by San Mateo County officials

Zhao Chunli, 67, is pictured on Monday afternoon as he is arrested by San Mateo County officials

Police in the Half Moon Bay area are seen approaching the suspected killer on Monday afternoon

Police in the Half Moon Bay area are seen approaching the suspected killer on Monday afternoon

They grab Zhao by the hand, and wrestle him to the ground

They grab Zhao by the hand, and wrestle him to the ground

Zhao is seen being restrained and searched, before he is handcuffed and put in the police car

Zhao is seen being restrained and searched, before he is handcuffed and put in the police car

The sheriff’s office confirmed they have the suspect in custody.

‘There is no ongoing threat to the community at this time,’ they said in a tweet just before 5pm. 

Half Moon Bay is a small community of 12,000 people in the Bay Area’s Peninsula. The city sits less than 30 miles outside of San Francisco.

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