Police are responding to reports of a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, authorities said. Details were not immediately available, but videos from the scene showed people running and screaming.
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Police and fire officials responded en masse to the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Santa Clara County after reports of an active shooter on Sunday afternoon.
Few details were initially available as officials worked to secure the scene and treat patients after the shooting, which was first reported shorty after 6 p.m.
A Gilroy Police Department dispatcher confirmed that the department was responding to an “active shooter,” but no information regarding victims or a shooter was available.
Numerous ambulances were summoned to the scene from throughout the area.
Video posted to social media showed people rushing to exit the venue while exchanging questions about what had taken place.
The scene remained “active” shortly after 7:20 p.m., according to Gilroy police. Those trying to find loved ones were urged to visit the a reunification center established in parking lot B of Gavilan College. Witnesses and those seeking family members were advised to call the department’s reunification hotline at 408-846-0583.
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At least five people were wounded in the shooting, a hospital spokeswoman told the Associated Press.
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center spokeswoman Joy Alexiou said the hospital has received two victims from the shooting and expects three more. She had no information on their conditions.
Julissa Contreras was attending 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival at Gilroy Garlic Festival.
We are okay! Mario, my dad and I were about 20 ft from where the gumnan started shooting ppl.
He had a semi automatic rifle. He was a white male and dressed in dark green utility clothes. BDU style around late 20’s early 30’s.
About 5 to 11 ppl were shot and/or killed and the gumnan was shot and killed by police in the head and neck. We’re hearing there was more than one person shooting. We saw one guy… Another guman may still be at large#gilroygarlicfestival #shooting #gunman #activeshooter Kron4News
Witness Julissa Contreras described what she saw in a Facebook post.
“…my dad and I were about 20 ft from where the (gunman) started shooting ppl. He had a semi automatic rifle,” she wrote.
She described the shooter she saw as a white man in his late-20s or early-30s wearing military-style clothing. He was shot by police, she said.
“We’re hearing there was more than one person shooting. We saw one guy… Another (gunman) may still be at large,” Contreras wrote.
Sunday was the final day of the annual three-day-long celebration.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to assists local authorities in the investigation, according to the agency.
The Los Angeles Police Department announced via social media that it was “monitoring reports of an active shooter situation (with) casualties at the annual Garlic Festival in the small city of Gilroy.”
“A weekend dedicated to fun, friends & family has been tragically marked by a senseless act of violence,” the LAPD stated in a Tweet. “Our thoughts & prayers are with all affected.”
Founded in 1979, the Gilroy Garlic Festival bills itself as “the world’s greatest summer food festival.” The three-day event, held at Christmas Hill Park in the town southeast of San Jose, is hosted by community volunteers and raises money for local schools, charities and nonprofit organizations.
The festival attracts tens of thousands of people every year to the Santa Clara County town of 48,000.