3 Killed And 11 Injured In Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting In Northern California

Four Including Gunman Killed In A Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting In Northern California

  • Four people including a shooter were killed, and 11 others were injured in a Gilroy Garlic Festival.
  • The shooting occurred at around 5:30 pm on Sunday, which was the last day of the festival.
  • Police haven't released the identities of the victims, and shooter.
  • The Garlic Festival is an annual festival, being held in Gilroy, a Nothern Californian city since 1979 to celebrate the city's garlic production.

Three people were killed, and eleven others left injured after a gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California Sunday evening, 28th July.

Scot Smithee, Gilroy police chief announced the shooter was also killed. However, investigators are searching for a possible second suspect. Sunday was the last day of the Gilroy garlic festival.

Meanwhile, Gilroy Police shared the shooting news on Twitter on Sunday evening.

The hearts of Gilroy PD and entire community go out to the victims of today's shooting at the Garlic Festival. The scene is still active. If you are looking for a loved one, please go to the reunification center at Gavilan College at parking lot B. #GilroyActiveshooter

— Gilroy Police (@GilroyPD) July 29, 2019

Six people were taken to St. Louise Regional Hospital and another five were transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. A spokesperson for the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Joy Alexiou said all of the victims suffered gunshot wounds.

Identity of the suspects and the victims are yet to be released. Smithee said the motive for the shooting remains unclear. He also said the suspect cut the fence to gain access to the festival. There were no surveillance cameras fitted at the festival.

CAPTION: People fleeing the shooting scene at Gilroy Garlic Festival in northern California SOURCE: New York Post

The Garlic Festival is an annual three-day event that has been held since 1979, celebrating the town's garlic industry. The city is the major producer of garlic and the celebration feature cooking competition and live entertainment.


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