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Gilroy Garlic festival shooting: Gunman is identified as teenager, 19, who opened fire on crowds because he was 'really angry', killing 3 including a 6-Y-O boy and injuring 15

Four people including the shooter were killed and at least 15 were injured during the attack at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy. Pictured: Some of the victims

  • The gunman was named on Monday as Santino William Legan, a 19-year-old 
  • He was shot dead at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California at 5.41pm Sunday 
  • Witnesses say he was dressed in army fatigues, had a handkerchief around his neck and had an assault rifle 
  • When asked why he was firing into the crowd, witnesses say he replied: 'Because I'm really angry' 
  • Police say he got into the festival by using bolt cutters to get through the metal fences surrounding it
  • The event, which attracts 100,000 every year to Gilroy (the garlic capital of the world), had metal detectors
  • Authorities believe the gunman had help and they are searching for his 'accomplice' 
  • One of the three people killed was six-year-old Steven Romero of San Jose, California  
  • Fifteen people were also injured and many remain in various hospitals in the area 
Six-year-old Steven Romero, from San Jose, was among three killed when a gunman opened fire on the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday evening

Six-year-old Steven Romero, from San Jose, was among three killed when a gunman opened fire on the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday evening

The gunman from a shooting at a garlic festival in California on Sunday where three people, including a six-year-old boy, were killed has been identified as 19-year-old Santino William Legan.  

He was named on Monday as police in Gilroy, where the shooting happened, continued to hunt for his accomplice. 

An Instagram account that was registered under his name had been deleted by the time he was named on Monday. Officers from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau were seen searching a home in Gilroy overnight but they have not confirmed if it is Legan's.

A gunman who opened fire on the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California Sunday evening was shot dead by police. Witness video appears to show officers surrounding the suspect after they took him town within seconds of when he started shooting
Police are seen standing over a person believed to be the suspect shot dead in the confrontation
Festival attendees covered in blood are seen being treated inside a trailer
Festival attendees covered in blood are seen being treated inside a trailer
Video shows panicked attendees fleeing the park as gunfire erupts in the background, continuing for several minutes
Emergency personnel are seen helping an injured person out of the park. Officials said at least 15 people total were injured
The festival took place in Gilroy which is the garlic capital of the world

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Comment by vaughn mitchell on July 30, 2019 at 12:28am
The gunman is a white racist. Posting racist messages on the white supremacy website.
Comment by Nexus on July 29, 2019 at 10:11pm
Clearly it is not just Melanatrs are the only ones creating pandemonium..
Comment by Clifton Clarke on July 29, 2019 at 9:21pm
Savage behavior.

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