3 People killed and more are injured in a festival
A gunman killed three people and wounded 15 at a garlic festival in California harshly Sunday, the chief of police in the city of Gilroy said.
Scot Smithee said a suspect had been shot dead after trigger flame at regarding 5:40 p.m. (0040 UTC).
“We believe based on witness statements that there was a second individual involved in some way, we just don’t know in what way,” he appendage.
Smithee said the suspects had used a tool to scratch through a fence and enter the festival. Footage going as regards for NBC showed people giving out as shots rang out.
‘Shooting in just all direction’
A witness named Julissa Contreras told NBC that a white man in his 30s armed since a rifle opened flame indiscriminately.
“I could see him shooting in just every direction. He wasn’t aiming at anyone specifically. It was just left to right, right to left,” Contreras said, according to NBC.
US President Donald Trump tweeted roughly the shooting Sunday night. “Law Enforcement is at the scene of shootings in Gilroy, California. Reports are that shooter has not yet been apprehended. Be cautious and safe!” he tweeted.
Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the largest food festivals in the country, featuring food, cooking competitions and music that attracts on height of 100,000 people.
Despite the high frequency of shootings in the US, efforts to tighten gun laws have stalled at the federal level.