6 of the 7 victims killed in the Half Moon Bay shooting have been identified by the local coroner
- A California coroner publicly identified victims killed in two shootings in Half Moon Bay.
- Victims include two people in their 70s, two in their 60s, one in their 50s, and one in their 40s.
A California county coroner's office released the identities of six of the seven victims killed in two shootings in Half Moon Bay, California, Monday night.
San Mateo County's Office of the Coroner released the identities of six victims on Wednesday. The seventh victim's name is not being released until officials can identify the body and notify next of kin, the coroner's office said in a press release shared with Insider.
The victims include two people in their 70s, two people in their 60s, one person in their 50s, and one person in their 40s. No information has been released on the seventh victim.
Two victims were residents of Half Moon Bay, two were residents of San Francisco — approximately 30 miles from Half Moon Bay — and one was a resident of Moss Beach, California. The residence of the sixth identified victim is unknown.
The victims identified by the coroner's office are:
- Zhishen Liu, 73, of San Francisco
- Marciano Martinez Jimenez, 50, of Moss Beach
- Aixiang Zhang, 74, of San Francisco
- Qizhong Cheng, 66, of Half Moon Bay
- Jingzhi Lu, 64, of Half Moon Bay
- Yetao Bing, 43
The seventh victim — Jose Romero Perez — has been named by his family, Reuters reported. His death has not been confirmed by the coroner's office.
Perez's younger brother, Pedro Romero Perez, was also reportedly shot and injured in the incident. According to the Los Angeles Times, he underwent surgery and was in stable condition as of Tuesday.
The two shootings occurred in Half Moon Bay Monday night, killing seven and leaving another victim with life-threatening wounds as of Monday.
Police responded to the first shooting at a Mushroom farm near the Half Moon Bay city limits around 2:30 p.m. local time, police said at the time. Four of the victims were killed at the farm, the Associated Press reported.
Three more people were fatally shot at a trucking business on the outskirts of town, AP reported.
Police said Monday that they had arrested a 67-year-old suspect in the shooting.
Here's what we know about the people who died in the shooting so far.
Marciano Martinez Jimenez
Jimenez was a delivery person and a manager at one of the farms where the shooter opened fire, his brother told ABC7.
He had been living in the US for 28 years after moving from Oaxaca, Mexico.
"He was a good person. He was polite and friendly with everyone. He never had any problems with anyone. I don't understand why all this happened," Jimenez's brother told ABC7.
In a GoFundMe organized to help his family pay for funeral costs, including getting his body back to Mexico, Jimenez's brother described him as "a good son, brother, uncle and a great friend for everyone that knew him," adding that "he took on the father role for all of us."
Jose Romero Perez
Perez worked at Mountain Mushroom Farm, his cousin told Reuters. He is from Mexico, where his wife and children still live.
"You look to improve your life and then you end up with this," the cousin, Jose Juarez, told Reuters.
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