The exterior view of a shooting site, Monday, January 23, 2023, in Half Moon Bay, California.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The exterior view of a shooting site, Monday, January 23, 2023, in Half Moon Bay, California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

ANDl Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco reported the death of two people of Mexican nationality during the shooting that occurred in the town of Half Moon Bay, San Mateo CountyCalifornia on January 23, 2023.

Another Mexican person was injured by what is being treated at a hospital in the city of Palo Alto; Consulate General staff in San José are providing the necessary care.

The shooting occurred in a city of just over 11,000 inhabitants, 19 kilometers south of San Francisco. The events occurred less than 48 hours after another armed man killed 11 people in a dance studio near Los Angeles.

The head of the General Consulate of Mexico in San Francisco and staff from Protection Consoler are already at the scene to provide support to the families of the victims and the people who were displaced by the unfortunate event. It was detailed that the authorities will follow up to investigate the incident.

“The Secretary of Foreign Relations extends its condolences to the relatives for their irreparable loss and will continue to provide assistance and consular protection to the affected people,” the statement added.

The alleged perpetrator of the attack was arrested by police, according to information provided by the San Mateo County sheriff. The detainee was identified as zhao chunli67, being located in a car in the parking lot of the sheriff’s substation.

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