City Official: 1 Suspect In Custody At Gilroy Garlic Festival Active Shooting

A city council member has announced that one suspect is in custody at the Gilroy Garlic Festival active shooter scene.

Gilroy, CA - An active shooter opened fire on a crowd at the Gilroy Garlic Festival Sunday evening.

Gilroy City Council member Dion Bracco has said that there are 3 confirmed dead, 12 confirmed wounded, and a suspect is in custody, according to the New York Times.

Officers continue to treat the scene as active. Bracco said that "they don’t know if there were more, so they have to treat it as an active situation."

UPDATE: The suspect is dead, with a possible second suspect at large. Three people are dead and 15 others injured.

The shooting started at around 5:30 p.m. as the festival was wrapping up its third day at Gilroy's Christmas Hill Park.

No information has been released about the shooter's identity or his motivation at this time.

Bystanders took cell phone video as they fled from the gunfire.

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LEO0301
LEO0301

If you're not safe at a garlic festival, where are you safe?

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

If California wasn't so CRAZY about gun Control, there may have been a few people there that could have STOPPED this Lunatic. Mental Illness is the cause,,NOT GUNS. People will always find a way to harm others,,Guns are NOT the problem,,Mental Illness is, and Stupid Politicians

millardk8
millardk8

I'm reading this and thinking....here comes more "we need more gun control" bull crap Your stupid laws don't work but of course its in a democrat area where all is well in LA LA land....until it isn't.

Pat1978
Pat1978

Now the politicians are virtue signaling. Biden and Harris (paraphrased), "Our thoughts (no prayers) are with you and we need more gun laws."

Pat1978
Pat1978

The ctrl-left wants to make laws based on emotion. This is a tragedy but laws need to work, not merely assuage fear.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Waiting for the “police should have de-escalated” comments, it Komiefornia. I’m sure the Gov. legislators, city council will find some way of finding fault with the officers.

bob95648
bob95648

Gilroy police engaged the shooter in less than 1 minute. He was down almost immediately. Great job keeping people safe, GPD. Second person appears to be a phantom. No credible evidence of two shooters so far.

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

But, but, but, how can this be happening in Commiefornia with all their gun laws, magazine capacity restrictions and "every be nice" policies? It just doesn't make sense, unless, uh oh, what if people don't actually follow the rules?

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

The only custody he should be in is that of the coroner.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder whether the second suspect was the shooter, and the dead suspect was a regular citizen who was trying to stop the shooter with his concealed carry firearm.