"Why only here? In a small community like mine?" asks Ines Ramos, 27, a saleswoman from San Mateo County, the county south of San Francisco where seven people were just shot.
"We're familiar with the massacres in America, but concentrated like this - and here in California?" asks Steve Higgins, 31, a barista from Oakland, where eight people were injured in a shooting the previous day.
"It can happen anytime, anywhere," says Susan Wu, 36, a store manager who is on her way to work in downtown San Francisco. "I'm just surprised that this time the perpetrators are older Asians."
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