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CrimeGilroy Garlic Festival shooting: What we know right now

07:05  29 july  2019
07:05  29 july  2019 Source:   sfchronicle.com

3 killed, 12 injured in shooting at festival, official says

3 killed, 12 injured in shooting at festival, official says Three people were killed and 12 others injured after a shooting at an annual festival in Northern California. © Thomas Mendoza/AP Photo A young couple embrace at a parking lot after a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, Calif., Sunday, July 28, 2019. Several people were hospitalized Sunday after the shooting at the annual food festival in Northern California, a hospital spokeswoman said. (AP Photo/Thomas Mendoza) Gilroy Councilman Dion Bracco told The Associated Press those are preliminary figures following Sunday's shooting.

— There are reports of a shooting at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. The San Francisco Chronicle did not know how many people were involved in the shooting Sunday. The festival is a nationally known three-day event that attracts thousands of garlic lovers.

Know Your Value. Ambulance crews were responding to reports that as many as 11 people were injured in a possible shooting Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Fesival in Northern California, NBC Bay The annual festival , one of the largest food festivals in the United States, was near the end of its

A deadly shooting Sunday evening at the Gilroy Garlic Festival injured sent scores of people running for their lives. Authorities from across the region are responding. Here’s what we know so far:

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: What we know right now© Hearst Newspapers

• At least one person opened fire around 5:30 p.m. He was allegedly wearing tactical gear and had a high-powered rifle.

• At least one person was fatally shot and at least four others were transported to a San Jose hospital

• A law enforcement official who did not want to be identified said it was believed that the shooter was still at large nearly an hour after the initial reports of gunfire.

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: Reactions pour in from Newsom, Trump, others

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: Reactions pour in from Newsom, Trump, others A mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday prompted immediate reaction from politicians including Gov. Gavin Newsom, who called the violence “horrific.” “This is nothing short of horrific,” he said on Twitter. “Tonight, CA stands with the Gilroy community. My office is monitoring the situation closely. Grateful for the law enforcement’s efforts and their continued work as this situation develops.” require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Come to the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival (July 26, 27 and 28) for great garlicky food, live entertainment, cooking competitions, and more! The heart of the Garlic Festival is Gourmet Alley, the gigantic outdoor kitchen where the world-famous "Pyro Chefs" put on a spectacular

Gilroy Garlic Festival Mass Shooting : Multiple Injuries at California Park. Local media reported that the Gilroy Garlic Festival grounds at the park were on lockdown “in the wake of reports of an active shooter situation.” Reports of at least one person injured. Some attendees still in hiding right now .”

• Law enforcement that responded to the scene include police from Gilroy, San Jose and Salinas, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

• As of 7:22 p.m., Gilroy police said the crime scene was still active.

• The Gilroy Garlic Festival is an annual three-day event held in Christmas Hill Park. Sunday was the final day of this year’s festival, which was created in 1979.

• Those separated from friends and family in the chaos have been advised to go to the reunification center at Gavilan College at parking lot B. Those looking to find someone who was at the festival can call the witness and family reunification line at (408)846-0583.

Josh Koehn is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: josh.koehn@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @Josh_Koehn

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Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter killed himself, coroner says, contradicting police version of events.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman killed himself, the county medical examiner concluded Friday, contradicting an earlier police account that three officers had shot him dead within a minute. Santino William Legan, 19, opened fire at the popular food festival Sunday evening, killing three people and wounding 13 more. Police had previously said his rampage was cut short when three Gilroy policemen engaged and killed Legan in less than a minute. The Santa Clara County medical examiner, however, said that Legan died of a self-inflicted, "intra-oral" gunshot wound, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner.

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