A farm worker charged with killing seven people at two mushroom farms in Half Moon Bay reportedly demanded his supervisor pay him $100 to repair a damaged forklift at work. He later reportedly told investigators that he was urged to carry out the shooting.
San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaff confirmed to the Bay Area Newsgroup on Friday that Chunli Zhao was outraged by the equipment bill, blaming his colleague for the collision with his forklift and a colleague’s bulldozer. Said.
KNTV-TV, an NBC affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area, was the first to report the development.
Zhao, 66, shot dead four workers and wounded a fifth at the California Terra Garden on Monday, officials said. He then went to nearby Concord Farms, where he used to work, and shot dead three of his former colleagues.
Zhao told KNTV-TV in a courtroom interview on Thursday that he was bullied, worked long hours on the farm and his complaints were ignored.
On Monday, Zhao confided in his boss about the bill, who insisted he should pay it. Zhao then reportedly shot his boss and a colleague, news outlets reported.
Speaking in Mandarin, Zhao told the TV station from Redwood City county jail that he had been in the United States for 11 years and had a green card. He said he has his 40-year-old daughter in China and lives in her bay with his wife and half-moon.
https://www.voanews.com/a/repair-bill-sparked-n-california-shooting-prosecutor-says-/6938570.html $100 repair bill sparked Northern California shooting, prosecutor says