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USNevada store owner who sold Gilroy shooting suspect the gun: 'I hope you rot in hell'

00:45  31 july  2019
00:45  31 july  2019 Source:   kcra.com

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: What we know right now

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: What we know right now 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: • 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.

The gun store owner who claims to have sold the rifle used in Sunday's deadly shooting at a California food festival says he wants the 19-year-old assailant to “The shooter in CA, I hope you rot in hell ,” the post on Big Mike’s Gun and Ammo's Facebook page stated. “We pray for the victims.

The shooter purchased his rifle from Big Mike's Guns and Ammo in Fallon, Nevada , the business said on Facebook. I would never ever sell any firearm to anyone who acted wrong or looks associated with any bad When it comes to the gunman, the business said on Facebook: " I hope you rot in hell ."

The Nevada gun store owner who says he sold the suspected Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter has spoken out on his official Facebook page.

Nevada store owner who sold Gilroy shooting suspect the gun: 'I hope you rot in hell'© Noah Berger Police stay focused on a target after a deadly shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, Calif., Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Santino William Legan, who police identified as the Gilroy gunman, purchased an assault rifle in Nevada, where the Bay Area native was living at the time. On Monday, Big Mikes Gun and Ammo in Fallon, Nev. posted on Facebook they were the sellers.

"I did not know this individual. He ordered the rifle off my internet page. When I did see him, he was acting happy and showed no reasons for concern," the post reads. "I would never ever sell any firearm to anyone who acted wrong or looks associated with any bad group like white power. Everyone is my brother and sister and I am mourning for the families."

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.

The owner of Big Mikes Gun and Ammo, the firearm store visited by the perpetrator before the shooting , posted an online message stating that he felt The owner also asserted that he has a policy of refusing to sell to white supremacists and remarked that the shooter ought to " rot in hell ".[26].

The gun store that sold the AK-47-style rifle used in the California garlic festival shooting had a message for the “ I would never ever sell any firearm to anyone who acted wrong or looks associated with any bad group like Legan, originally of Gilroy , had recently been staying with family in Nevada

Sources confirmed to the San Francisco Chronicle that Big Mikes Gun and Ammo sold a WASR-10 semiautomatic rifle to Legan. The sale was legal in Nevada, but the weapon is banned in California. You must be 18 or older to purchase a gun in Nevada. Legan was 19.

Police say Legan circumvented festival security by using a tool to cut through a fence near the parking lot at Christmas Hill Park on Sunday. Once inside, he opened fire at 5:41 p.m., killing three, according to Gilroy Chief of Police Scot Smithee. Police officers, already on the scene to provide support for the food festival, confronted the suspect in less than a minute. Smithee says three officers shot and killed Legan.

The three victims were identified as Stephen Romero, 6, Keyla Salazar, 13, and Trevor Irby, 25.

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: What we know right now

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: What we know right now A mass shooting on the final day of the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival left three people dead Sunday and a dozen more injured. Here’s what we know so far: • At least three people were fatally shot and 12 more were wounded, according to Gilroy police. The victims who were killed include a 6-year-old boy, 13-year-old girl and a male victim in his 20s, Police Chief Scot Smithee said at a news conference Monday morning. The Santa Clara County medical examiner identified the 6-year-old boy as Stephen Romero. • All six gunshot wound patients at St. Louise Regional Hospital have been discharged, said Joy Alexiou, a Santa Clara Valley Medical Center spokesperson.

The suspect in the deadly shooting at Gilroy ’s garlic festival Sunday evening legally purchased his assault rifle in Nevada earlier this month, police A UC Berkeley study in 2017 found that in the two weeks after gun shows take place in Nevada , there’s a corresponding spike in gun -related deaths

Big Mikes Gun and Ammo, the Nevada store where the gunman bought his weapon, said in a statement on its Facebook page that the shooter had bought I 'm grateful to the first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy , and my thoughts are with that community tonight. Our country has a gun

"The shooter in CA, I hope you rot in hell," reads a recent Facebook post from Big Mikes Gun and Ammo. "We pray for the victims. My heart hurts for all of them."

On Monday, authorities in northern Nevada say they searched an apartment believed to have been used by Legan.

Mineral County District Attorney Sean Rowe confirmed the search by the FBI and local sheriff's deputies of one of three homes in a modest stucco single-story building overlooking Walker Lake a few miles north of Hawthorne, Nevada.

Mineral County Sheriff Randy Adams called the investigation ongoing and declined in a statement to provide information about what was sought or found.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Katie Dowd is an SFGATE Senior Digital Editor. Contact: katie.dowd@sfgate.com | Twitter: @katiedowd

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Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: There was likely no second shooter, investigators say.
Authorities have been unable to corroborate witness reports of a second shooter in the attack at the Gilroy Garlic Festival over the weekend in northern California, two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said Tuesday. Authorities said at the time that they were searching for a second gunman who witnesses said may have been involved in the shooting. But Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee later said multiple people gave differing descriptions of that person.

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