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DEVELOPING: Shooting reported at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California.  https://nbcnews.to/2JY5BoE  - @nbcbayarea

The annual festival outside San Jose, one of the largest food festivals in the US, was near the end of its third and final day at the time that shooting was reported.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/multiple-victims-reported-possible-shooting-gilroy-garlic-festival-n1035546 

LIVE: @nbcbayarea coverage of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting.  https://nbcnews.to/2yie7s5 

A witness, Maximo Rocha, said he saw many people on the ground, although he couldn't be sure how many may have been shot.

He told @nbcbayarea that "quite a few" of them were injured in some way, "because I helped a few."  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/multiple-victims-reported-possible-shooting-gilroy-garlic-festival-n1035546 

Gloria Parker, another witness, said that she and other people began running when they heard 10 to 15 bangs that they initially thought were firecrackers.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/multiple-victims-reported-possible-shooting-gilroy-garlic-festival-n1035546 

A witness, Julissa Contreras, told @NBCBayArea that she saw a man firing a gun with "rapid firing."

"I could see him shooting in just every direction. He wasn't aiming at anyone specifically ... He definitely was prepared for what he was doing."  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/multiple-victims-reported-possible-shooting-gilroy-garlic-festival-n1035546 

JUST IN: Santa Clara Co. Medical Center tells @NBCNews that it has received 2 victims from the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, and expects 3 more victims via ambulances and helicopters.  https://nbcnews.to/2LMVpBw 

California Sen. Harris: "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."

UPDATE: Gilroy Police: "The scene is still active. If you are looking for a loved one, please go to the reunification center at Gavilan College at parking lot B."  http://nbcnews.to/2LMVpBw 

Video shows festival goers running during Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting.  https://www.nbcnews.com/video/people-run-out-of-gilroy-garlic-festival-in-california-after-shots-fired-64774725547 

Witness Ryan Walace on the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter:

I watched him walk up, he raised his gun and started spraying rounds all around. He was walking like he wanted to get stuff done. It was horrifying. He was ready to do some damage.

BREAKING: President Trump on Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting: "Law Enforcement is at the scene of shootings in Gilroy, California. Reports are that shooter has not yet been apprehended. Be careful and safe!"  http://nbcnews.to/2LMVpBw 

Sen. Harris: "Simply horrific. I'm grateful to the first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy, and my thoughts are with that community tonight. Our country has a gun violence epidemic that we cannot tolerate."

California Gov. Newsom: "This is nothing short of horrific. Tonight, CA stands with the Gilroy community."

BREAKING UPDATE: At least 11 people were shot in the Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting in California, @anblanx reports.  https://nbcnews.to/2LMVpBw 

At least 3 are dead after Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting, City Councilman Dion Bracco and a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation say.  http://nbcnews.to/2LMVpBw  - @anblanx

Stanford Medical Center tells @NBCNews that it is treating 2 patients from the Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting.

Joe Biden: "This violence is not normal. How many more families will have to lose a loved one before we fix our broken gun laws? We must take action, starting with real reform.

Our thoughts are with everyone in Gilroy this evening. Enough is enough."


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