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 …
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."
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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