Mass shooting: four persons killed including the shooter at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California

Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting
Police stay focused on a target after a deadly shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, Calif., Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

A gunman killed at least three people including a six-year old boy and injured 15 others during a mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday.

Authorities identified the gunman as Santino William Legan. Police on the scene shot and killed the 19-year old suspect, who opened fire on people attending the outdoor festival. The suspect committed the mass shooting around 5:40 p.m. local time.

During a press conference, Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee told reporters that the suspect killed and injured people using an “AK-47 style rifle” at the garlic festival. He legally bought the weapon in Las Vegas on July 9.

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Smithee said the suspect started shooting randomly at the north part of the festival grounds. Police at the area “engaged the suspect in less than a minute. The suspect was shot and killed,” he said.

Authorities looking for a possible second suspect at the Gilroy Garlic Festival

Additionally, Smithee confirmed that they are looking for a possible second suspect in the mass shooting. Another person was probably involved in the horrendous crime based on information from witnesses.