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Farmworker accused of shooting dead seven colleagues ‘was angry over $100 repair bill’

Police arrested a farmworker accused of killing seven people in two California mushroom farms. He told police that he did it after being ordered by his supervisor to pay $100 (PS81), to fix a damaged forklift truck.

Steve Wagstaffe, San Mateo County District Attorney, told Bay Area News Group Chunli Zhao was angry about the equipment bill and claimed that his coworker was responsible for the collision between their bulldozer and his forklift.

Authorities claim that Zhao, 66, killed four workers and injured a fifth on 23 January in Half Moon Bay at California Terra Garden, which is about 30 miles south from San Francisco.

Image Flowers on a Half Moon Bay Public Square

The charges against him include his alleged involvement in shooting three of his former colleagues at Concord Farms nearby.


Zhao had previously stated to KNTV-TV, an affiliate of NBC, that he was responsible for the shootings.

According to the station, he claimed he was bullied and worked long hours at the farms. His complaints were ignored.

Image of Chunli Zhao following his arrest. Pic: San Mateo Sheriffs Department/AP

Zhao claimed that he had complained to his supervisor about the bill but that the supervisor insisted that he pay. According to news outlets, Zhao then shot his supervisor and co-worker.

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Zhao spoke Mandarin and told the TV station that he was from Redwood City, California. He had been living in the US for 11 year and had a greencard.

He claimed he had a 40 year-old daughter in China, and that he lived in Half Moon Bay with his wife.

Image General view of Concord Farms

Six victims were named by the coroner’s office: Zhishen Luu, 73, San Francisco; Marciano Martiano Jimenez 50, Moss Beach, California, Aixiang Zhang Zhang, 74; Qizhong Chng, 66; Jingzhi Lu 64, Half Moon Bay; Yetao Bing 43, whose home was not known.

According to the charging documents, Jose Romero Perez was identified as the other victim and Pedro Romero Perez was the eighth victim.


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