HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- There are seven families waking up without their loved ones, and with their lives changed forever, after Monday's tragedy in Half Moon Bay.
Flowers were in front of the IDES Hall in Half Moon Bay, as the small coastal community is left saddened and shocked.
Police say a suspect, identified as 66-year-old Chunli Zhao of Half Moon Bay, opened fire at two mushroom farms, killing seven people in total and injuring one.
Officials say the surviving victim at the hospital is out of surgery and stable, but their condition is not known.
Marciano Martinez Jimenez, 50
Marciano Martinez Jimenez was a supervisor at the Concord Farms where he worked for 26 years. His brother Servando Martinez was planning to meet him this weekend.
"No se todavia porque no puedo entender todavia lo que paso y mas con el pues. A nadie le desea uno esto, said Servando Martinez. (I still cannot understand what happened. I don't wish this on anybody.)
Holding back tears Servando questions why his brother was killed. He remembers hearing the sirens and seeing police officers on Monday and having a feeling that Marciano was gone.
"I felt a knot in my chest that I couldn't get rid of," said Servando.
The family of Marciano Jimenez Martinez has set up a GoFundMe to help with funeral and memorial expenses. If you have the means and would like to help head to the fundraiser's website.
Jose Romero Perez
Renato Juarez Perez described the moment he called his wife and kids in Mexico to tell them Jose Romero Perez had been killed.
"Que era mentira. Me estaban presionando tambien. (They couldn't believe it, and were saying 'why are you saying this? This is a lie.')," said Perez.
Renato remembers shaking as he tried to understand the words that were coming out of his mouth. Recently his cousin Jose Romero Perez took a photo to send to his family in Mexico. He leaves behind four children.
Zhi Shen Liu, 73
Ai Xiang Zhang, 74
Qi Zhong Cheng, 66
Ye Tao Bing, 43
Jing Zhi Lu, 64
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