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PostThe Last Outlaw on Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:03 pm

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Alex Johnson of NBC News wrote:At least three people were killed in a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, authorities said Sunday night. There was no immediate indication that a suspect was in custody.

Multiple law enforcement sources said at least 11 people were shot at one of the largest food festivals in the United States. Gilroy City Council member Dion Bracco and a a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told NBC News that three people had been pronounced dead.

Joy Alexiou, a spokeswoman for Santa Clara County Medical Center, said the hospital was treating five patients, "generally" with gunshot wounds. No conditions of the victims were immediately made public.

The San Francisco division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was responding to the scene in Gilroy, about 30 miles southeast of San Jose. The festival, one of the largest food festivals in the United States. was near the end of its third and final day when the gunshots were reported at about 5:30 p.m., NBC Bay Area reported.

A witness, Julissa Contreras, told NBC Bay Area that she saw a white man in his early to mid-30s firing a rifle that was "able to shoot three to four shots a second."

"It was just rapid firing," she said. "I could see him shooting in just every direction. He wasn't aiming at anyone specifically. It was just left to right, right to left. ...



"He definitely was prepared for what he was doing," she said.

Maximo Rocha, a volunteer with the Gilroy Browns, a Pop Warner youth football team said he saw many people on the ground, although he couldn't be sure how many may have been shot and how many may have been trying to protect themselves.

But he told NBC Bay Area that "quite a few" of them were injured in some fashion, "because I helped a few."

Gloria Parker, another witness, told the station that she and other people began running when they heard 10 to 15 bangs that they initially thought were firecrackers.

"There was tons of cops there," she said.

No further information was immediately available.

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PostKyng on Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:34 pm

Wow, this is horrible - and it's been happening far too much :'( .

My condolences to their friends and families - and I do hope the motive for this senseless tragedy can be found soon.
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PostThe Last Outlaw on Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:48 pm

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Rachel  Elbaum of NBC News wrote:Last month, Steven Romero celebrated his sixth birthday at Legoland in California. On Sunday afternoon, he was shot and killed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California.

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"There's nothing I really can do besides try to be with him until I can put him in his resting spot, wherever that is," his father, Alberto Romero, told NBC Bay Area."My son had his whole life to live and he was only 6. That's all I can say."

Romero was at home with his 9-year-old daughter when he found out about the shooting. Steven had gone to the festival with his mother and grandmother, who were also injured in the shooting.Romero said that Steven's mother had been shot in the hand twice, and he believes the grandmother was shot in the leg.

In total, three people were killed and 15 injured in the shooting, authorities said.Police also shot and killed a suspect who was carrying an assault-type rifle, according to a statement by the City of Gilroy. Police believe a second person may have been involved.

The shooter entered the packed festival by cutting through a fence, police said. The festival had tight security, including metal detectors.Gilroy is around 30 miles south of San Jose.

"Hopefully they get the shooters," Romero said.

Just after the shooting, Romero posted a photo of Steven at Legoland, asking for people to come forward with information about the shooting. His account is now private.He described his son as an energetic boy who had just graduated from kindergarten and was just weeks away from entering first grade.

He was "always happy and always wanting to have fun," Romero said, as he showed off photos of his son.

This is tragic. What is the need to make a statement with a gun? Is the fact that cops and the military having them isn't enough. Is it not enough that we have guns in our home to defend our home not enough? Something for our lawmakers to think over as well as the question of how many more deaths must it take before something other than thoughts and prayers reduces the number of guns on the street.

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PostThe Last Outlaw on Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:06 pm

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Laura Newberry of The Los Angeles Times wrote:The man believed to have opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday, killing 3 and injuring 12, was identified by a law enforcement source as Santino William Legan, 19, of Gilroy.

Legan was fatally shot by police Sunday after the mass shooting at the popular food festival in Santa Clara County.

Authorities on Monday searched a house linked to Legan but were still searching for a motive. The source, who spoke to the Los Angeles Times on the condition of anonymity, said detectives were still investigating Legan's background and statements he made on social media.

Officers emerged from the house carrying several paper bags early Monday.

In the hours before the shooting, Legan posted a photo on his Instagram profile, which has since been deleted, of what appeared to be the Gilroy Garlic Festival with the caption: "Ayyy garlic festival time come get wasted on overpriced ...."

He also posted a photo of a Smokey Bear sign warning about fire danger with a caption that instructed people to read the novel Might Is Right by Ragnar Redbeard. The book, published in 1890, includes principles related to Social Darwinism and is described as including misogynistic and racist ideas.

The popular food festival at the "Garlic Capital of the World" was about to close around 5:30 p.m. Sunday when at least one gunman opened fire.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple rounds fired by a man armed with a rifle and dressed in what looked like a tactical vest and camouflage fatigues. They said he fired more than a dozen times before pausing and then firing again into the crowd. Police initially said 15 people had been injured in the shooting, but officials lowered that number to 12 early Monday.

Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said late Sunday that witnesses reported a second man was somehow involved, but police were still searching for him. He said the gunman was able to circumvent the festival's security by entering from a creek area and cutting through a fence.

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Roughly a dozen law enforcement agencies are involved in the investigation and had been working through the night, said San Jose Fire Department Capt. Mitch Matlow.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also searched a home linked to the gunman, according to a law enforcement source.

Ernesto Mendoza said a caravan of police vehicles streamed into his quiet Gilroy cul de sac Sunday evening, not long after reports of a shooting at the nearby Garlic festival. Blaring from the vehicles' loudspeakers was a message: Go inside and shut your doors.

Authorities cordoned off the mouth of the cul de sac until about 1 a.m., when the vehicles streamed out, he said.

Mendoza believed they were just making sure the neighborhood was safe — he often runs in the park where the festival is held, just a 30 minute jog from his home. It wasn't until this morning, when reporters asked Mendoza what he knew of his neighbors, that he realized the shooter may have lived on his street.

"Our neighbor? We don't want to speculate it's our neighbor, because we don't know yet," he said. "It's terrible. How many years have they been doing that festival? It's supposed to be very quiet."

Taylor Pellegrini, 25, said she was sitting on a bench near the food court at the festival with her boyfriend and two friends when she heard the sound of firecrackers. When the pops continued and people started running, she realized they were in danger.

"People were yelling 'active shooter, active shooter,' and some people tripped and stayed on the ground so bullets didn't hit them," she said. "People were under tables and dropping their phones and whatever they had in their hands."

Videos from the scene showed people screaming and running across the festival grounds.

"Please pray everyone. Random shooters started shooting everywhere," one person tweeted. "One boy is dead so far and others injured. We're still waiting while they find them."

"Scariest moments of my life at the Gilroy garlic festival," another person tweeted. "I hope everyone made it out okay."

Vivian Zhang, 24, said she was walking toward the exit with two friends when she heard pops and crackles, and then saw abrupt flashes of light. A truck they were standing next to was struck four times; bullets ricocheted off the ground.

That's when they began running as fast as they could.

"They started putting all of us on the parking shuttles," said Zhang, an Oakland resident. "To their credit, the volunteers running it were very responsive. They weren't panicking."

Everyone seemed disoriented, Zhang said. Parents grabbed their children as police ran into the crowd. "It's a whole entire group feeling of sheer terror," said Emily Gifford, Zhang's 23-year-old friend.

As Zhang was running, she said, she remembered thinking, "I am surviving a mass shooting right now, but I'm not even sure if that will be true in a moment."

Vielka Garrido, 48, was sitting with her friend and 19-year-old daughter, enjoying a San Jose classic rock band called TinMan as it played its last song at the festival.

She was streaming a live video on Facebook to show everyone how much fun they were having. They were eating seafood and spaghetti, and dancing.

"And then we hear boom, boom, boom," Garrido said. "We thought it was fireworks, and then when we see the people running — oh, my God, it was terrible."

The shots felt close to where they were sitting at the front of the stage. Her group started running too, finding refuge in a shipping container where many other festival-goers were hiding.

As she was running, she saw someone performing CPR on a small child.

Jack Van Breen, lead vocalist and guitarist for TinMan, told KGO-TV that the band was playing an encore when he heard a pop. He turned in the direction of the noise and saw a man "in a green top with a gray handkerchief kind of around his neck and what appeared to be an assault rifle."

"He started shooting again in the direction of where all the food people were dining," Van Breen said. He directed his band members to clear the stage, which they ducked beneath so they couldn't be seen.

Van Breen said he heard someone shout: "Why are you doing this?" and the reply: "Because I'm really angry.

Family members of 6-year-old Steven Romero of San Jose said the boy was killed in the shooting. The boy's mother and grandmother, who were also at the festival, were injured.

The boy's father, Alberto Romero, told the San Jose Mercury News that he was at home late Sunday afternoon when he received a panicked call from his wife saying that someone had shot their son in the back, and that she'd been shot in the stomach and hand and her mother in the leg.

"I couldn't believe what was happening, that what she was saying was a lie, that maybe I was dreaming," he said.

When he arrived at St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, hospital staff told him his son was in critical condition.

"They said they were working on him, and five minutes later they told me he was dead," Romero told the newspaper. He said his son was joyful and always wanted to play.

Founded in 1979, the Gilroy Garlic Festival bills itself as "the world's greatest summer food festival." The three-day event, held at Christmas Hill Park in the town southeast of San Jose, is hosted by community volunteers and raises money for local schools, charities and nonprofit organizations.

The festival attracts tens of thousands of people every year to the town of 58,000.

"It is such a sad, just horribly upsetting, circumstance that this happened on the third and final day of the festival," Brian Bowe, the executive director of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, said at a Sunday night news conference. "And to have seen this event end this way this day is just one of the most tragic and sad things I have ever had to see."

The violence immediately prompted messages of support and mourning from public officials and a renewed call for sweeping gun control reforms.

"This is nothing short of horrific," Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "Tonight, California stands with the Gilroy community."

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton posted a photo of Steven Romero on Twitter and wrote: "America cannot go on like this. For the sake of our kids, we have to change."

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti offered his condolences to the victims of the shooting late Sunday.

"It is devastating that families cannot enjoy a community festival without fear of gun violence," he said. "We have a moral imperative to end this epidemic."

Something was definitely wrong in that young man's mind. Unfortunately, it's too late to help him as he was fatally shot and killed. Can we have common sense gun laws now?

Just asking for thousands of families.
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PostSpice on Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:24 am

What an awful phone call for a parent to get stating your child has been shot.
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PostThe Last Outlaw on Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:38 am

That's why, AGAIN, I say common sense gun laws need to be on the books now. Can we get that? Just asking for thousands of families of victims who are tired of thoughts and prayers and nothing getting done.

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