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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: 3 Dead, 12 Injured in Gilroy Mass Shooting



— Gilroy, Calif.


Update: 8:58pm


At least three people are dead and 12 people were injured after a shooting at the Garlic Festival Sunday evening in Gilroy, sources say.


The shooting was reported around 6 p.m. Police say multiple ambulance units are responding to the scene. Gilroy City Councilmember Dion Bracco confirmed three people were killed and 12 people were hurt, and said it was unknown if there are any suspects outstanding.


In a tweet, Gilroy police advised anyone looking for a loved one should go to the reunification center at Gavilan College at parking lot B. They added,


"The hearts of Gilroy PD and entire community go out to the victims of today's shooting at the Garlic Festival. The scene is still active."


Original Post 8:45pm pst


A shooter is down and another suspect is in custody after multiple people were hurt during an active shooter situation at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, source say. The shooting was reported around 6 p.m. Police say multiple ambulance units are responding to the scene.


At least 12 people were reportedly injured.

The Associated Press reported at least five people were hospitalized at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

There was no information on their conditions. In a tweet, Gilroy police advised anyone looking for a loved one should go to the reunification center at Gavilan College at parking lot B.


They added, "The hearts of Gilroy PD and entire community go out to the victims of today's shooting at the Garlic Festival. The scene is still active."

Gilroy PD released a witness and family reunification line and asked the public to call 408-846-0583if they saw anything.



Additionally, the ATF reports in a tweet that the agency's San Francisco Field Division is responding to the shooting.


Senator Kamala Harris saysher office is monitoring the situation, "Grateful to first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy and keeping those injured by such senseless violence in my thoughts. My office is closely monitoring the situation."

Video on social media sites showed people running for safety at the festival,


The California festival is a nationally known three-day event that attracts thousands of garlic lovers. Sunday was the final day of the festival.


Stay with MLWA 7 for the latest on this developing story.

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