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    Three dead, suspect killed in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California

    At least three people were killed, including two children, and 12 others wounded in a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California after a suspect wearing tactical gear and armed with an assault-style rifle opened fire, authorities and witnesses said Sunday night.


    "It's sort of a nightmare you hope you never have to live in reality," Gilroy police Chief Scot Smithee said at a news conference.


    The suspect, identified Monday as Santino William Legan, was shot and killed by the police. "I say that name with some hesitation," Smithee said. "I don’t believe that someone like this deserves the notoriety or the recognition."


    Smithee said the suspect appeared to be firing "somewhat randomly," and that investigators had no information on a possible motive.


    He said that police believed a second person may have been involved, but that they didn't know in what way, and investigators don't have any evidence to indicate that the second suspect fired any shots.


    One of those killed was 6-year-old Stephen Romero who was at the festival with this mother and grandmother, who were also injured in the shooting. A 13-year-old girl and a man in his 20s were also killed.






    3 dead, suspect killed in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival
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    Those with gunshot wounds were taken to two hospitals after the shooting at one of the largest food festivals in the United States, Joy Alexiou, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clara County Public Health System, said. Three had been treated and released late Sunday, and the rest were in fair to critical condition, she said.


    Eight more people suffered other injuries at the popular festival — a food fair featuring producers and live entertainment that began in 1979 to celebrate the local garlic industry, she said.


    Smithee said police were on-site during the entire duration of the three-day festival, and officers engaged with the suspect in less than a minute. Despite being "outgunned" with handguns against the shooter's assault-type rifle, they fatally wounded him quickly, Smithee said.


    "I can’t tell you how proud I am of the officers for being able to engage this guy as quickly as they did. It could have gone so much worse so fast," Smithee said, adding that the festival packs tens of thousands of people into a very small area.


    The SKS rifle, which is an AK-47-type assault rifle, was purchased legally in Nevada on July 9, Smithee said.


    Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco declared a proclamation of a local emergency early Monday morning as the investigation into the shooting continues.


    "I would ask for the thoughts and prayers of the community as our officers continue to investigate this tragic and senseless crime," Velasco said.


    Image:Police officers escort people from Christmas Hill Park following the shootings at the festival. Noah Berger / AP
    The San Francisco Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was responding to the scene in Gilroy, about 30 miles southeast of San Jose. The FBI is also assisting with the investigation.


    The festival was near the end of its third and final day when the gunshots were reported at about 5:41 p.m., Smithee said, adding that the gunman appeared to have cut through a fence to get into the event.


    Julissa Contreras, a witness who said she was a former police cadet, said in an interview Sunday night that she saw "your average white guy" firing what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle, "kind of just going left to right and shooting whoever he could, honestly."




    Contreras said the man, who she said didn't say anything, paused and appeared to reload.


    "He definitely shot off more than 30 rounds," she said. "It was just like nonstop — just like two, three, four shots a second."


    Contreras described the man as in his 30s, wearing a cap, sports sunglasses and what appeared to be military-style clothing.


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    "He looked like, oh, he could work private security," she said. "But he had, like, straps and clips, and he was completely prepared for what he was doing. Absolutely."


    Maximo Rocha, a volunteer with the Gilroy Browns, a Pop Warner youth football team, said he saw many people on the ground, although he couldn't be sure how many may have been shot and how many may have been trying to protect themselves.


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    Gun violence at its worst. America will never learn, will it?

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    https://time.com/5638757/mississippi-walmart-shooting/

    (SOUTHAVEN, Miss.) — Authorities say a gunman fatally shot two people and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart in northern Mississippi.

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    America will never learn because they value their guns more than human lives.

    There was another mass shooting today at a Mall in El Paso, Texas.

    https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/el-...tes/index.html

    The US is likely to be the country with the most mass shootings in the 1st World.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    America will never learn because they value their guns more than human lives.

    There was another mass shooting today at a Mall in El Paso, Texas.

    https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/el-...tes/index.html

    The US is likely to be the country with the most mass shootings in the 1st World.
    Everyone knows that America is the third world of the first world.

    As an Aussie, i just feel so lucky to have been born in my country. I can't imagine living in a country where this happens on a monthly basis and nothing is done. I can't imagine living in a country that doesn't have universal healthcare. The Democrats need to appoint Bernie Sanders as the nominee for 2020 if they don't they deserve to lose again.


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    Bernie is a joke and will never win. My personal favorite is Liz Warren, but I know that no one but Biden will beat Trump. Regardless, until the Senate is no longer controlled by Republicans nothing will change. The Republicans sold their souls to the NRA, and Mitch McConnell is the devil himself. He is the reason that nothing good happens in the US. He is destroying the country just as much as Trump.

    There was another shooting last night, with 10 more dead.

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...ng/1914438001/
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    He’s the leader of the Republican run Senate.
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    I'm sorry but Americans are stupid. And they don't even want to realize it. Even here in Germany, the alt right party wants to abolish gun control. And people here in Germany are against a speed limit on highways which is also stupid as heck. Right-wing politics at its worst.

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    And Trump should take care of his own sh*t hole country first before vilifying African countries.

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    I'm sorry, but the majority of Americans voted against Trump, so no we are not all stupid.
    The way the Electoral College is set up is antiquated and is in favor of Republicans. The Democrats have won the popular vote for the majority of the last few elections, which shows that Americans don't all support him or the Republican agenda. The majority of Americans want gun control, but Mitch McConnelll kills or won't allow any legislature on gun control / reform to pass. As I said before, the Republican Party is bought by the NRA and the blood of all the dead is on their hands. They may pretend to care, and send out little tweets or say some **** about prayers, but they will not do anything about it! They were literally a target of a gun man at some baseball practice, and they still did nothing! They don't care. They don't acre about human lives. They care about their "right" to bare arms, from a Constitution written in 1789, when the world was a different place, and the right to bare arms was meant for something completely different. They are the stupid ones. Not the American people who know what is right and what is wrong, and that gun reform needs to happen.

    And Trump doesn't give a damn about the US. He is just in the Presidency for the money and the power. He is a pathetic racists, bigoted, sexist, scum bag that has no right to be called President. He doesn't care about anyone, but those who voted for him. He has turned the Republican party in the party of the alt right, hate, and racism. Those who speak out against him end up losing their elections, so they either say nothing and are complicit or retire. There are a good percent of Americans who don't care what he says, and believe his lies, but the majority do not support or or by into his bull sh!t. I don't even believe he is legitimate. He should be removed from office. But, the Republican controlled senate will never do their job and remove him from office. It would just be a 'win' for him, and then he would win again in 2020. It would be a total backfire on the Democrats and ruin the country more than it already is. 2016 was a mess. The Russian interference, Clinton thinking she had it in the bag and not doing the ground work that she needed, Bernie not letting it go and constantly bashing Clinton, which turned his supports against her, etc. It was a fluke, we will hopefully learn from it. Then again, Kamala Harris keeps attacking Joe Biden over sht that happened years ago. IDGAF about it. Biden needs to be the nominee. He is the only one that can win back the Obama voters that switched to Trump. He can fix the country, and then in four years someone else can get a turn. Ideally, I would love Warren to be his VP choice. Then in 2024 she can run for President.

    And let's not even get started on Germany. Your past is way more f'd up than the US.
    Last edited by Will; 08-04-2019 at 02:35 PM.
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