At least 11 people were killed and scores injured in separate shootings in three US cities on Tuesday. According to local media reports, the latest in multiple shootings was reported in Half Moon Bay, California, where seven people lost their lives. Four of them were killed at a farm and three at a trucking business on the outskirts of Half Moon Bay, about 30 miles (48 km) south of San Francisco.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect in the incident reported near Highway 92 is in custody and there is no threat to the community at this time.
The sheriff’s office previously said it was “responding to a shooting incident with multiple victims in the area of HWY 92 and HMB city limits.”
“The suspect is in custody. There is no threat to the community at this time,” he added.
The shooting was the nation’s sixth mass shooting this year — and follows the weekend killing of 11 people at a Southern California ballroom dance hall.
Earlier Monday, two students were killed and an adult employee was injured in what police said was a shooting at a Des Moines school dedicated to helping at-risk youth. The shooting happened at an education program called Starts Right Here, which is affiliated with the Des Moines School District. About 20 minutes after the shooting, officers stopped a car matching the descriptions of witnesses and took three suspects into custody, police said.
“We are saddened to learn of yet another act of gun violence, especially from an organization that works closely with some of our students. We are still waiting to learn more details, but our thoughts are with you. With any victims of this incident and their families and friends,” the Des Moines School District said in a statement.
Meanwhile, two people were killed and three others were seriously injured in a home invasion shooting at a Chicago apartment Monday afternoon, authorities said. Several suspects fled the scene and are not in custody, police said.
“This does not appear to be a random act,” Deputy Police Chief Sean Loughran said during a news briefing.
(with input from agencies)