Reports from California indicate that a shooting incident has just taken place at a major food festival in the area. This has happened at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. This is among the largest food festivals in the US and is held about 30 miles South of San Jose.
Let us take a closer look at what went down:
Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting: Who Was the Shooter?
As of this writing, the police is still looking for the shooter. However, as per eyewitness records, he was a white male in his 30s, who was shooting randomly at all directions and was not aiming for someone specifically. He sprayed bullets on the crowds right to left and left to right.
FBI agents have been mobilized towards the incident. Fire Fighters and a larger police force are also on its way. Meanwhile, Gilroy police have declared Christmas Hill Park as an ‘active crime scene’ and have asked all citizens to stay away.
As a reminder please do not come to Christmas Hill Park, this is still an active crime scene.
We will be sharing information with the media soon and thank you for your patience during this rapidly evolving situation. #GilroyActiveShooter
— Gilroy Police (@GilroyPD) July 29, 2019
Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting: Info on the Victims
There have been at least twelve people who have been injured at the Gilroy Garlic Festival shootings while three have died as a result of gunshots. Air ambulances had been deployed to give them immediate medical assistance.
Meanwhile, the locals are also giving people shelter at their homes. Investigating officials have found firearms and ammunitions rifle which were used for shooting.
Social Media Reacts to the Shooting
Here’s what social media has been saying about the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting:
— Stephen Ellison (@sj_ellison) July 29, 2019
This is nothing short of horrific. 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. https://t.co/GrtHjtCEz7
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 29, 2019
Deeply saddened by the news of the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, a beloved community tradition in Northern California. Wishing strength and recovery to our neighbors in Gilroy, the victims and their families. Much gratitude to the first responders.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 29, 2019
Terrible night tonight. Anyone who is from the Bay/surrounding area knows how much Gilroy looks forward to hosting the festival for people across the nation. We pride ourselves in our agriculture. Families were just trying to have fun and spend time together. #prayforgilroy
— 👩🍳 (@pepperpepper69) July 29, 2019
i had to hold my little sister in my arms as she was hysterically crying, saying “I’m afraid to die” as we were ducking on the floor for safety. i have never been so afraid in my life. if you don’t think guns are an issue, please reconsider. im sick. #gilroy
— d💫 (@diannamoniqueee) July 29, 2019
I’m beyond heartbroken & feel so sick to my stomach. I will never feel the same about the Garlic Festival. My thoughts & prayers go out to the victims, their families, and everyone else affected. I hope everyone stays safe & Gilroy gets all the help they need! #PrayForGilroy
— A (@auniquee_) July 29, 2019
Gilroy garlic festival madness. Picked a young man up to bring him to his dad…told me the man jumped over the fence, had large gun with extended magazine. He was nicked by the bullets, saw multiple people unresponsive, this is a mass shooting by standard in a small community
— Sydney Leal (@SydneyMLeal) July 29, 2019
Reports saying the first injured at the Gilroy Garlic Festival was a 3 year old girl. A. 3. YEAR. OLD.
I’m sick to my stomach. I’m in tears.
— Mel ✌🏽❤️⚾️ (@mjohns0912) July 29, 2019