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.
Our live coverage of the shooting has ended but you can read more about it here.
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.
What we still don’t know:
- The motive: The FBI said they are working with Gilroy police to investigate the shooter’s motive, any ideological leanings and if the shooter was associated with anyone or any groups.
- A second suspect: Chief Smithee said the department had “reports of a potential second suspect” but do not know if they did any shooting or what exactly their role was in the event.