Mass Shooting at California Festival Results in Multiple Deaths & Injuries

Mass Shooting at California Festival Results in Multiple Deaths & Injuries

A gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, Calif., on July 28, killing three people, including a six-year-old boy, and injuring 15 people.

Gilroy police engaged and killed the gunman, who was carrying an assault-style rifle, within minutes of the shooting. Authorities say a search is underway for a possible second suspect. Investigators believe the suspect entered the festival by cutting through a perimeter fence.

The first reports of gunshots were reported at 5:41 p.m. PT as the three-day festival was coming to an end. Gilroy is approximately 30 miles southeast of San Jose, Calif.

A number of country artists performed on July 28 from noon to 3 p.m., including Waterloo Revival, Caylee Hammack and King Calaway. All three artists checked in via Twitter to let fans know they were uninjured.

The City of Gilroy issued a statement via Facebook early Monday morning, which you can read below.

photo by Glen McDowell Photography

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