Four people killed in Half Moon Bay shooting

HALF MOON BAY – Four people were shot and killed Monday off Highway 92 in Half Moon Bay, according to authorities.

The shooting was reported around 2:20 p.m. at Mountain Mushroom Farm at 12761 San Mateo Road. The suspect was in custody, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said in tweet around 4:50 p.m.

“There is no ongoing threat to the community at this time,” the sheriff’s office said.

The Sheriff's Office is responding to a shooting incident with multiple victims in the area of HWY 92 and the HMB City limits. Media is requested to approach from the north and stage at the Half Moon Bay substation at 537 Kelly Ave. in Half Moon Bay

— San Mateo County S.O (@SMCSheriff) January 23, 2023

One victim was found in one location near Highway 92 and another three were located nearby, a law enforcement official said.

The mass shooting follows one Saturday in Monterey Park that left 11 people dead.

“First Monterey Park and now Half Moon Bay. Enough is enough. How many more must die?” San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa said in a statement. “Although the details are sparse, one thing is true. The victims died from guns. My heart breaks for the families.”

Canepa said the county has pledged $2 million over the next two years to launch a gun violence prevention program. The program, he added, aims to improve public safety by “boosting efforts to remove guns from the hands of felons, stalkers and other people prohibited from firearm possession.”

The Bay Area has seen a string of mass shootings in recent years, including its deadliest in May 2021, when a disgruntled mechanic killed nine people and himself near a light rail yard and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office in San Jose.

Monday’s shooting prompted closures on Highway 92. In a social media post, the Pacifica Police Department said coastal traffic was being directed through the city.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Please bring your patience on #Highway1 thru @Pacifica tonight. Road closures on SR-92 is redirecting #sanmatoco coastside traffic thru our City. Thank you in advance. #KCBSTraffic @KCBSAMFMTraffic

— Pacifica Police (@PacificaPolice) January 24, 2023

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