Seven reported killed in two shootings in northern California

Seven people have been reported killed and one person critically injured in two related shootings at a mushroom farm and a trucking firm in a coastal community in northern

California, and a suspect is in custody. The new bloodshed in the United States came less than 48 hours after a gunman killed 11 people at a Lunar New Year celebration near

Los Angeles, California, on Saturday night. San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President Dave Pine said on Monday that four people were killed at a mushroom farm and

three at the trucking business on the outskirts of Half Moon Bay, a city about 48km (30 miles) south of San Francisco. It was not immediately clear how the locations were

connected, though Pine said the suspect worked for one of the businesses. He called the suspect a “disgruntled worker”. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office tweeted just

before 5pm local time (01:00 GMT) that a suspect was in custody. “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,” the office tweeted. “There is no ongoing threat to the community at this time,” the sheriff’s office said. Television

footage from the area showed officers taking a man into custody without incident. Aerial television images also showed police officers collecting evidence from a farm with dozens

of greenhouses. The shooting followed the killing of 11 people late on Saturday at a Lunar New Year event at a ballroom dance hall in Monterey Park in Southern

California.