Shooting with victims at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California


At least 11 wounded people were transported to two hospitals in critical condition. Sunday was supposed to be the festival’s final day. 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 attacker was a white man in his early to mid-30s firing a rifle. “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,” a witness said.


“Today the unimaginable happened. Our community has worked for over 41 years to bring together our hometown of Gilroy. And in a series of selfish acts, the unspeakable has shattered what we’ve always known to be a safe and united cultural experience,” the organizers declared. Law enforcement on the scene in Gilroy, California, have recovered a firearm and rifle ammunition. FBI responded. Police, firefighters, and emergency workers from San Francisco and San Jose have also been mobilized. President Trump tweeted urging people to “be careful and safe.”


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