July 28, 2019
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Reports are coming in from the Gilroy Garlic Festival old an active shooter or shooters.
At least one child is confirmed dead.
11 others have been dispatched to the hospital, so far, conditions are currently unknown.
Twitter users at the festival:
“Please pray everyone. Random shooters started shooting everywhere,” one person tweeted. “One boy is dead so far and others injured. We’re still waiting while they find them.”
From the Gilroy PD.
Scene is still ACTIVE 10:38 pm est or 7:38 pm PST
Additional update. At least five confirmed dead. Many in or at hospital. Scene still active. 10:57 pm est.
The festival has been celebrated every year since 1979.
More updates on the #activeshooter
Santa Clara County Medical Center told us that it was treating two patients and expecting at least three more, some of them arriving by helicopter.
The San Francisco Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was responding to the scene in Gilroy, about 30 miles southeast of San Jose, which is home to is one of the largest food festivals in the United States. The festival was near the end of its third and final day when the gunshots were reported at about 5:30 p.m.,
A witness, Julissa Contreras, said she saw a white man in his early to mid-30s firing a rifle that was “able to shoot three to four shots a second.”
“It was just rapid firing,” she said. “I could see him shooting in just every direction. He wasn’t aiming at anyone specifically. It was just left to right, right to left.