Friday, February 3, 2023

Two Hispanics among dead in California massacre

Jose Romero and Marciano Martinez Jimenez, both of Mexican descent, are among those killed in the recent massacres in California. They were employees of two farms in Half Moon Bay, Mountain Mushroom Farms and Concord Farms, south of San Francisco, where suspect Chunli Zhao, 67, who was already in the hands of authorities, opened fire, killing seven people. were killed.

“We are from our place of origin, we are from Santiago Apostol, Ocotlán, Oaxaca, we are from the state of Oaxaca, but since this tragedy just happened, we never thought it would happen to our countrymen. Well, everyone here People know him, a nice guy, he never messes with anyone, he’s very respected by everyone”, commented Antonio Pérez, who knew Marciano Martínez.

Another Mexican farmer, Pedro Romero and Jose’s brother, was also shot and is in the hospital. The activist says the murder is being investigated as a crime of violence at the workplace, which is unusual among farmers.

“Not about shootings, no, fights between people there, about farm workers, yes, with knives, just once, that’s what happened, but no bullets. It was never like that,” says farmer Carlos Aguilar Huh.

This was the second mass shooting in California in just 4 days and once again shook the nation. Huh Cain, a 72-year-old man, shot and killed 11 people in a ballroom during a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park on Saturday, January 21. The assailant committed suicide the next day when he was discovered by the police. Altogether 18 people died and 10 others were injured. Angela Gonzalez, Voice of America.

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