“At least four people were dead, including a suspect, and 15 people injured after a gunman cut through a security fence and opened fire on a crowd Sunday evening near the end of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, sending panicked festival goers running for their lives,” the Mercury News is reporting.
“It’s sort of a nightmare you hope to never have to live,” said Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee.
Brian Bowe, the executive director of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, said the Gilroy community was “family.”
“We have the wonderful opportunity in the community to celebrate our family through our garlic festival, and for over four decades that festival has been our annual family reunion.
“And it is such a sad, just horribly upsetting circumstance that this happened on the third and final day of the festival,” Bowe said.
—San Jose Mercury News, CNN and other media