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California Governor Gavin Newsom after deadly shooting: "One tragedy follows the next"


First eleven victims, then the next time with seven dead. In just a few days, 18 people have died from gun violence in California. The bereaved give each other comfort.

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First eleven, then seven dead.

Within a few days, 18 people died in California from gun violence.

Once again, the only thing left for the bereaved is to offer each other consolation.

Half Moon Bay, California

Footage of a dramatic arrest: Police overpower a man in Half Moon Bay, a small town near San Francisco.

Previously, the alleged attacker is said to have shot at least seven people.

It is the latest tragedy to rock California in a matter of days.

Christina Corpus, San Mateo County Sheriff

“This community has been through a lot in the past few weeks, and now something like this is happening.

Together we are stronger and together we will heal.«

The suspect was taken into custody – his motive, as is so often the case in such cases, initially remains unclear.

Dave Pine, San Mateo County

“Tonight we mourn the loss of members of our community.

This is a terrible incident.

We never imagined something like this would happen in San Mateo County.

Gun violence in this country has reached totally unacceptable levels.

It hit us tonight.

Our hearts are broken.«

Monterey Park, California

The latest gun attack came just two days after an attack at Monterey Park near Los Angeles that killed 11 people.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom responded on Twitter: "One tragedy follows another," he wrote.

He was visiting the injured in the Monterey Park shooting in the hospital when he was briefed on the Half Moon Bay incident.

California mourns after the two deadly incidents.

Once again, the bereaved and relatives of the victims of violence try to comfort each other l.

This is also the case here in front of the Lai Lai dance hall – one of the crime scenes.

Maksym Kapitanchuk, dance teacher

» Nobody wants to stop (dancing).

Our community is just very strong.

I don't think this terrible tragedy will break anyone.

Everyone will be scared for sure.

But I don't think they will stop."

Paul Cao, Dance School Member

“The reason I want to speak to you is to say out loud that we want to support the community and come back here.

We love dancing and we want to keep doing it.

And that's what we're about.

So we won't be discouraged, we want to keep going.«

According to the Gun Violence Archive organization, there have already been 39 so-called mass shootings with fatalities in the first 23 days of the new year.

Source: spiegel

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