ONN – Was Santino William Legan Gilroy Shooting Triggered By Trump Racism?
GILROY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a food festival in Northern California.
One of the three people killed in a shooting at California’s Gilroy Garlic Festival has been identified as a recent graduate of a college in upstate New York
Keuka College President Amy Storey says in statement Monday that Trevor Irby, a biology major who graduated in 2017, was among the victims of the Sunday shooting.
Keuka College is about 70 miles (113 kilometers) southwest of Syracuse, New York.
The others killed were a 6-year-old boy, Stephen Romero, and a 13-year-old girl whose name has not been released.
Authorities say three police officers fatally shot the gunman.
The gunman in the California festival shooting appears to have posted two photos on Instagram that day, including one minutes before he opened fire.
Police say Santino William Legan killed three victims and wounded 12 others Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
Legan’s since-deleted Instagram account says he is Italian and Iranian. It also shows a photo he posted earlier depicting Smokey the Bear in front of a “fire danger” sign. In the caption, Legan said to read “Might is Right,” a book published in the 1800s.
The misogynist and anti-Semitic work is used by neo-Nazis and white supremacists on extremist sites.
Minutes before the shooting, he posted a photo from the festival: “Ayyy garlic festival time” and “come get wasted on overpriced (stuff).”
The mayor of the California city where a gunman killed three at an annual food festival says the community will mourn the tragedy but will get through it.
Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco told a press conference Monday that gun violence is an epidemic in the United States and it’s “beyond sad” that a charitable event such as the Gilroy Garlic Festival was targeted.
The gunman opened fire Sunday as the festival was in its closing hours, sending the crowd scattering.
Three police officers immediately engaged and killed the gunman, who was armed with an assault-type rifle.
The mayor commended the officers’ “remarkable bravery” in running toward the shooter and says they undoubtedly saved many lives by putting their own lives in danger.
Authorities say the shooter who attacked a California food festival used an assault-type rifle and opened fire on three local police officers who immediately responded.
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