Santino William Legan has been identified as the 19-year-old suspect accused of killing three people and wounding several others in a mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, according to CBS News. The shooting Sunday night on the final day of the annual charity event at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy left three dead, 12 injured and the suspected shooter, Legan, killed by police. Several others were injured in the chaos after shots were fired, but were not shot, authorities said.
The dead include 6-year-old Stephen Romero. Romero’s grandmother and mother were also shot, but are expected to survive.
Police said he was armed with an “SKS AK-47-type assault rifle” that was “purchased legally” by Legan in Nevada on July 9. He was reportedly living with family members in Nevada.
Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said Sunday night that the suspect, or suspects, “used a tool to cut through a fence to gain access” to the festival grounds.
UPDATE: @GilroyPD Chief Smithee says it is believed that the shooter cut through the fence to gain access to the garlic festival. https://t.co/reVMGS3fRI pic.twitter.com/K0gjMk2anW
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) July 29, 2019
Police said it’s still an active scene and they have been hunting the second suspect since the shooting. As of Monday morning, police have not announced a capture and in fact Smithee said “we really don’t know” if there is a second suspect.
A motive for the shooting has not yet been made public.
The shooting happened at the park near Miller Avenue and Uvas Park Drive about 5:40 p.m. local time. The festival was set to end about 6 p.m.
One witness who told reporters they’d come face to face with the gunman and asked why he was doing this was told, “Because I’m really angry.”
Here’s what you need to know about Santino Legan and the shooting:
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“Police said he was armed with an “SKS AK-47-type assault rifle”
Well whadaya know.
I was fully expecting the dreaded AR-15… we have a ‘deviant’. here.
“… Smithee said “we really don’t know” if there is a second suspect.”
What… you didn’t get the ‘memo’???
“A motive for the shooting has not yet been made public.”
Yes, it was, actually…
“Van Breen, from nearby Santa Clara, said he heard someone shout: “Why are you doing this?” and the reply: “Because I’m really angry.”
And there you have it, folks.
Another mass shooting in a GUN FREE ZONE. Ban GUN FREE ZONES, NOT GUNS. One armed good citizen, may have been able to save lives and prevent numerous injuries. GUN FREE ZONES are a open invitation for a mass murderer to kill and injure as many people as possible, before being stopped. Now just whose idea was it to designate this area in Gilroy as well as other areas as GUN FREE ZONES?
GOOFBALL……. SHOOTING OR NOT, DONT YOU RECOGNIZE A FALSE FLAG WHEN YOU SEE IT?
YOUR GOVERNMENT PISSES DOWN YOUR BACK AND YOU LISTEN FOR THUNDER????/
“GUN FREE ZONES” ARE ILLEGAL AND UNLAWFUL IN THE US.
EVERYONE HERE ALREADY KNOWS THIS……….
You do realize that Elmer Fudd is never going do REALLY kill Bugs Bunny, don’t you?
NIETHER WILL WILE E KOYOTE KILL THE ROAD RUNNER…………………..I STEPPED IN THAT ONE DIDNT I?????/
You know … it’s getting to the point where this bullshit is so over played that you would have to be going through life with blinders on , not to know what fckin game they are trying to play on us all
I have a policy
If my gun is not welcome , than neither am I
And who ever has a policy negating my right can piss off
If the place of question has a metal detector and I absolutely HAVE to go in there
That is the only time I’m not armed
Fck it this is my right g dammit I don’t lay down for any hopolophobe .. and I sure as hell ain’t going to let some piss ant politician cry baby think they can take that away from me , I carried before carrying was cool .. if that is even a thing
This is nothing but a Mind Fuc folks , nothing new here
First “shall not be infringed”
Second. Aquiring a weapon with the intent to hurt or kill is on the books as illegal.
“Second. Aquiring a weapon with the intent to hurt or kill is on the books as illegal.”
SO, WHAT DID YOU BUY YOURS FOR ED? JUST TO JUST TO SHOW OFF TO YOUR COMMIE BUDDIES????
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
“SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” MEANS NO. I F!@KING REPEAT;
NO REASON ….. PERIOD…………YOUR “REASONS” ARE HOLLOW. YOUR ATTITUDE;
COMMUNIST…………YOUR DEMISE……… WELL……
THATLL FIX IT!!!!!!!!!
SHOVE YOUR “SECOND” UP YOUR ASS COMMIE…………. YOU DONT TELL ME WHAT TO BUY OR WHY……..AND MY WEAPONS DAMN SURE WERENT BOUGHT JUST FOR “MY COLLECTION”….
EXCUSE ME, I GOTTA GO CLEAN MY BOOTS FROM ALL THE BULLSHIT IVE HAD TO WADE TODAY……………
“Second. Acquiring a weapon with the intent to hurt or kill is on the books as illegal.”
That is unless you are the United States Corporation putting a rifle in the hands of an 18 year old and ordering him to kill a Yemenis, Syrian, Iraqi, or any other human being standing in the way of Zionist world dominance.
You can make it illegal all day long, but the 2nd Article to the people’s Bill of Rights trumps all legalese, you treasonous c-k suckers.
The think tanks had nothing better to drum up than a god ol’ fashioned shooting.