A year after the Half Moon Bay mass shooting in California, another shooting has occurred at a farmworker housing development, leaving one man injured.
What happened: The shooting occurred at the Moon Ridge Apartments around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office. Police who responded to the scene found an injured 22-year-old man, who was immediately rushed to the hospital but is reported to be alive.
Who is the suspect?: Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Orlando Montelongo Chavarin, from Unincorporated San Mateo County Coast. Authorities were able to locate and arrest the teenager on Sunday.
Investigation: The preliminary investigation suggests that the shooting was an isolated incident. The motive behind the shooting is currently unknown. Residents at the apartment complex raised concerns about the emergency response, citing a power outage that affected cell service. The Moon Ridge Apartments, managed by MidPen Housing, is characterized as “affordable housing for farmworker families,” according to The Mercury News.
The community, still reeling from the Half Moon Bay mass shooting a year ago, where seven people were killed, is once again on edge.
Authorities are urging anyone with information to contact San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Detective Storch at 650-363-4057 or email [email protected]. Anonymous tips can also be sent via the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.