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Half Moon Bay shooting news: Victim #7 killed by suspected shooter Chunli Chow in Northern California

Half Moon Bay, California – Northern California officials have identified all seven victims killed in the tragic mass shooting at two mushroom farms in Half Moon Bay.

The video in the player above is from a previous report.

The small coastal community in San Mateo County has been in shock and grief since Monday, when investigators said a 66-year-old suspect shot and killed coworkers in an act of workplace violence. An eighth person was shot and underwent surgery at Stanford Medical Center.

Officials have identified seven killed victims:

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Zi Xin Liu73, from San Francisco

Marciano Martinez Jimenez50 from Moss Beach

Jose Romero Perez

Ai Xiang Zhang74, from San Francisco

Chi Chung Cheng66, from Half Moon Bay

Ye Tao Ping43, unknown place of residence

Jing Zhi Lu64, from Half Moon Bay

The criminal complaint against Chow identified the surviving victim as Pedro Romero Pérez.

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On Tuesday, officials said it would be difficult to notify family members because some of the victims were immigrants.

On Monday, ABC7 News spoke with Carlos Martinez Maia, the nephew of victim Marciano Martinez Jimenez, who was known at work as Martin.

Throughout the evening, Martinez Maya and others who arrived at the site were trying to piece together the answers they could get.

But his repeated prayers for his uncle went unanswered.

“My dad got a call that this mushroom farm had been shot at by somebody, or something, and we basically left, drove over here,” said Martinez-Maia. “My mum got a call from my dad—he’s crying—he says my brother over there isn’t answering his calls. His brother is my uncle. We’re just worried now, because he’s not answering his calls or anything like that. They don’t let anyone in or out, Nor do they tell us who the deceased is.”

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About two hours after he spoke with ABC7 News, he said farm workers confirmed to the family that his uncle was one of the people shot dead at the scene.

Tearfully, Maria Melgar opened up about the two friends she lost. One of them was Marciano Martinez Jimenez. “I’ve known Marciano for 15 years,” said Melgar.

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