Half Moon Bay Victims Identified by the San Mateo County Coroner

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  • 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.
  • The seventh victim’s identity has not been released.

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 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.

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