3 dead, 12 injured in California garlic festival shooting
At least three people were killed including a 6-year-old boy and a dozen more were injured yesterday after a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California.
Gilroy has a population of about 57,000 people and is widely known for its garlic production and processing.
The annual food festival is held at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, about 30 miles southeast of San Jose.
The festival dates back to 1979, when the first festival was held.
According to emergency officials, at least 12 people were injured in the Sunday shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California.
Injured people are currently at the Stanford Hospital receiving care.
The nature and seriousness of the injuries is yet to be determined by the Doctors.
Meanwhile, the suspected gunman has been identified by law enforcement, but his motive in shooting up an event attended by nearly 100,000 people each year, many of them families, is still unclear.
The Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee explained the shooter was fatally shot by officers who engaged him within one minute of the shooting.
The Gilroy Police Department is on a manhunt for a possible second suspect.
Videos from the shooting at the festival captured people screaming as they tried to escape the chaos.
Witnesses described pandemonium, with people running, hiding behind tents, crawling under tables or climbing fences to escape the gunfire.
“It was frightening. There was blood everywhere. It, it was a mess. I’ve never seen nothing like that in my life,” eyewitness Miquita Price told CNN.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has shared condolences with those involved in the Gilroy shooting.