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Updating The Latest As Details Continue To Emerge About The Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting




Attendees leaving the Garlic Fesitval after the shooting
Attendees leaving the Garlic Fesitval after the shooting

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A shooter cut through a fence and opened fire on a crowd eating and listening to music at a popular food festival in California, killing three people, including a 6-year-old boy, and wounding about 15 others before police quickly shot him dead, authorities said.

A law enforcement official said the gunman was identified as Santino William Legan and believed he was 19. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday. Police searched the Legan family's two-story Gilroy home and a dusty car parked outside before leaving the house Monday with paper bags and what appeared to be other evidence.

The shooter appeared to randomly target people when fired with a rifle Sunday afternoon, the end of the three-day Gilroy Garlic Festival that attracts more than 100,000 people to the city known as the "Garlic Capital of the World," Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said. Some witnesses reported a second suspect, Smithee said, but it was unclear whether that person was armed or just helped in some way. A manhunt continues Monday.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival features food, cooking contests and music. It's a decades-old staple in the agricultural city of 50,000 about 80 miles (176 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco. Festival-goers pass through metal detectors and their bags are searched at the event.

With files from the Associated Press

Guest:

Rachael Myrow, acting Silicon Valley bureau chief for KQED News; she tweets @rachaelmyrow

 



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