Again, we must process another nameless horror. Gilroy, California is drenched in innocent blood. Everything else should pale in significance. Here’s the report so far:
Bloody scenes, as terrified revelers run for their lives when ‘shooter in fatigues opens fire with a semi-automatic weapon’ on the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, killing three and leaving at least 11 people injured (early reports had listed an incorrect number, of 60 injured).
Stephen Romero, the 6-year-old “loving boy” killed in the shooting, is the only victim who has so far been identified by local authorities. Two other festival-goers killed in the shooting have yet to be named. Limited details have been circulated about others injured in the shooting that remain in hospital.
Gunfire erupted at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California 6 p.m. Sunday
It is unclear whether any suspects have been arrested, as the scene is still active, but the suspected gunman has been identified by law enforcement, though his motive in shooting up an event attended by nearly 100,000 people each year, many of them families, is still unclear.
Several witnesses reported hearing popping noises and then seeing a man in military fatigues spraying the crowd with bullets from a semi-automatic weapon
Video shows panicked attendees fleeing the park after the shots rang out
President Donald Trump tweeted that the shooter had not yet been apprehended
Anyone who saw anything during the shooting to call police at 408-846-0583