7 Half Moon Bay Victims After Mushroom Farm Shooting Pipa News

7 Half Moon Bay Victims After Mushroom Farm Shooting

The San Mateo County coroner has identified six of the seven victims of Monday’s shooting in Half Moon Bay.

The victims have been identified as Zhishen Liu, 73, of San Francisco; Marciano Martinez Jimenez, 50, of Moss Beach; Qizhong Cheng, 66, of Half Moon Bay; Xiong Zhang, 74, of San Francisco; Jingzhi Lu, 64, of Half Moon Bay; and Ytao Bing, 43, whose residence was not known.

A man is standing outside a house, looking at the camera.

Servando Martinez Jimenez, whose brother Marciano Martinez Jimenez was fatally shot at a mushroom farm by Chunli Zhao, speaks to reporters outside his home in Half Moon Bay on Tuesday.

(Olga R. Rodriguez / Associated Press)

Jose Romero, a Mexican national, was named among the dead by Reuters, who spoke to his cousin, Jose Juarez. According to reports, his younger brother Pedro was also shot and is in hospital.

“The seventh victim has been provisionally identified; However, we are withholding the name pending positive identification and notification of next of kin,” said Coroner Robert J. Foucault.

Foucault said the coroner’s office is working closely with the Mexican and Chinese consulates, as well as the FBI, to find ways to positively identify victims and locate and notify next of kin.

In a news conference on Tuesday, San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said that “the only known relationship between the victims and the suspect is that they may be co-workers,” and that the evidence gathered so far indicates that the shooting was likely an act. There was workplace violence.

The corpus also discussed some of the difficulties the officers had in identifying the victims.

“Some of the victims were members of our migrant community, this represents a unique challenge when it comes to identification and next of kin information,” Corpus said.

The names of the victims come as the suspect, Chunli Zhao, is scheduled for an arraignment Wednesday afternoon at the Hall of Justice in Redwood City. He faces multiple felonies, including seven counts of murder.

This is breaking news and will be updated as additional information becomes available.


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