Gilroy garlic festival shooting: At least ‘three killed and 12 injured’ as gunman opens fire in California

At least three people were killed and 12 others injured on Sunday after a shooting that sent panicked people running for safety at an annual food festival in Northern California.

The shooting happened at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, a three-day celebration featuring food, cooking competitions and music that attracts more than 100,000 people.

Gilroy Councilman Dion Bracco told The Associated Press the number of dead and injured is a preliminary figure.

Witnesses reported confusion and panic as shots rang out at the event in the city of 50,000 located about 80 miles southeast of San Francisco.

Videos posted on social media appeared to show festival attendees scattering in confusion as at least one loud popping sound could be heard in the background.Read More…

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