At least 3 dead in California garlic festival shooting

A man opened fire at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California Sunday night. Nearly 100,000 people attend the weekend-long event each year. 

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The victims: At least three people are dead including a 6-year-old boy, and 12 more have been injured, police say. At least one of those people is in critical condition at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. A spokesperson for the medical center said their patients are between the ages of 12 and 69-years old.
  • The suspect: Police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Santino William Legan. He was fatally shot by police about a minute after opening fire. Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said the shooter was armed with an AK-47 assault-type rifle. Instagram posts bearing the name of the suspected gunman mentioned a white supremacist book and showed a picture of people walking around the event shortly before the shooting began.

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