Santino Legan, 19, has been identified as the shooter who opened fire on crowds at Sunday's festival
The spiteful latest Instagram messages from the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter complained about mixed racing people Silicon Valley and promoted a controversial anarchist book that is loved by white supremacists just before the Sunday shooting.
Santino Legan, 19, has been identified as the shooter who opened fire on crowds at Sunday's festival, killing three people, including a six-year-old boy. He was shot on the spot.
Before the shooting, the teenager, who called himself Iranian Italian on social media, placed it on Instagram on an account that had now been removed from the festival.
One said: & # 39; Ayyy garlic festival time. Come waste your money on expensive s ** t. & # 39; It showed a photo of the festival.
Another refers to the book Might Is Right by Ragnar Redbeard, also known as Arthur Desmond, an alt-right politician whose views are loved by white supremacists and are generally considered anti-Semitic. The book is so inflammatory that it was banned for years.
& # 39; Read Might Is Right by Ragnar Redbeard. Why do cities overpopulate and open up more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and white twats in Silicon Valley? & # 39; one of the read messages.
Mestizos is a racist lie to people with a mixed race.
Legan was appointed Monday as police in Gilroy, where the shooting took place, continued to search for his accomplice.
The teenager shared a photo of the festival before he opened fire and mocked the & # 39; too high price being sold & # 39;
Just before the recording, the teenager posted a photo (center) of the festival
He also complained about & # 39; mestizos & # 39 ;, a stain on mixed-race people, and quoted a controversial book that is generally considered a white supremacist manifesto. He also posted about it
A shooter who opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California on Sunday evening was shot by the police. Witness video seems to show officers around the suspect after they bring him to town within seconds after he started shooting
The police are seen above a person who is considered the suspect who was shot in the confrontation
The police searched this house on Monday, which is thought to be where some of Legan's relatives live. It is close to the festival
The shooting took place at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday at approximately 6 p.m. local time. The house that is being sought in the neighborhood is less than three kilometers away
Officers from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau were searched overnight in Gilroy, but they did not confirm whether it is Legan.
Legan was shot by the police after firing his semi-automatic assault rifle at crowds at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, an annual event that attracts 100,000 people to the small town.
Six-year-old Steven Romero, from San Jose, was one of the three dead when a shooter opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday evening
President Trump called him a & # 39; bad killer & # 39; during a ceremony for signing bills in the White House. Among the dead was six-year-old Stephen Romero. Two others died that still have to be mentioned publicly.
Survivors said Legan told them that he & # 39; really angry & # 39; was when they asked him why he wanted to kill them. Authorities believe he has gained access to the festival, which was protected with metal detectors, by using bolt cutters to get through a fence.
They believe he had an accomplice and the police are still looking for that person.
Other survivors have told how he was silent as he marched through the crowd.
& # 39; He said nothing, nothing. He didn't even look from left to right. He kept looking out, & # 39; Cheryl Low, who worked at the festival, told ABC.
Fifteen people, including a 12-year-old girl, were injured.
The two suspects are supposed to have entered the festival through a creek on the north side, where they used a tool to cut through a fence to prevent strict security at official entrances.
Legan then fired his semi-automatic machine, stopped to reload at some point, and did not dive away like his bullets are children. Some witnesses say he & # 39; is a police officer & # 39; moved because he was so efficient.
& # 39; He shot a child and then he put the clip in and he just started walking back and forth to the tents because most of the people were in that area and he started shooting, & # 39; Cheryl Low, who worked at the festival, said.
& # 39; We were 10 to 15ft away from him. It was … how do I explain. A pop sounded and suddenly we just turned around and saw him standing there.
& # 39; He reloaded his gun, placed another magazine in it, and opened fire.
& # 39; He was just starting to walk to our stand.
& # 39; We just ran away. It was so fast, & she said.
Several witnesses reported that they heard popping sounds and then saw a white man in his thirties experiencing military fatigue & # 39; indiscriminately & # 39; sprayed the crowd with bullets from a semi-automatic weapon for a few minutes.
Candice Marquez, 51, a honey vendor at the festival, said she was only 10 meters from the shooter when he opened fire and saw him reload a clip with ammunition.
He walked like a police officer. As if he wanted to get things done
Festival worker who witnessed the shooting
She said Fox news that he was a white man, between 20 and 35 years old, and that he seemed very calm and said nothing during his attack.
Candice said he was wearing a green vest and khaki pants, & # 39; very quiet & # 39; was not paying attention to himself before he started spraying the crowd with bullets.
She described the shooting actions as & # 39; very intentional & # 39; but said he didn't seem to focus on anyone.
Two of her colleagues were shot in the attack, she added.
Another festival employee told NBC Bay Area: & He walked like a police officer. As if he wanted to get things done. & # 39;
The shooting is the 246th mass shooting in the US this year.
& # 39; HE HAS ALL OF LIFE FOR HIM & # 39;
Alberto Romero, the boy's father, who speaks on Sunday
The grieving family of the six-year-old boy who was shot dead at the Gilroy Garlic festival on Sunday told how he had a & # 39; happy & # 39; child was with his & # 39; entire life & # 39; ahead.
Stephen Romero visited the festival with his mother and grandmother when he was shot. His father, Alberto, told the moment on Sunday that his wife called to tell him what had happened.
& # 39; I couldn't believe what happened, that what she said was a lie, that maybe I was dreaming, & he told Mercury News.
The boy was taken to the hospital where his father met him.
He hoped he would recover, but doctors soon revealed how serious the boy's condition was.
& # 39; They said they were working on him and five minutes later they told me he was dead, & # 39; said his father.
He said his son was a happy child.
& # 39; He was cheerful, always wanted to play, always positive, & # 39; he added.
Multiple videos on social media show panicked visitors fleeing the park while gun shots sound in the background.
& # 39; What happens? & # 39; a woman can be heard asking in a clip. & # 39; Who shoots a garlic festival? & # 39;
A video shows two bloodied victims lying on the floor, while another shows how victims are treated in a trailer.
On Sunday, Stephen & # 39; s grieving father Alberto shared photos of him on social media on Sunday evening and also gave interviews in which he said he had his & # 39; whole life before him & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I want to be with him until I can put him in his resting place, wherever that is. My son had lived all his life, he was only six, that's all I can say, & he said.
Stephen's other grandmother, who was not at the festival, told KRON: & # 39; This is really hard. There are no words to describe it.
& # 39; Because he was so happy, you know. I don't think it's fair. & # 39;
One witness told NBC Bay Area he went out of the event when he felt a bullet through his head and saw everyone running after him.
A woman told the outlet that she heard popping sounds and then turned to see a man who seemed to be reloading a semi-automatic weapon.
Another witness said the shooting took place between food tents and from a child's playground.
& # 39; We had just left and we saw a man with a bandana wrapped around his leg because he was shot & # 39 ;, Evenny Reyes (13) told San Jose Mercury News.
& # 39; A small child was injured on the floor.
& # 39; People threw tables and fences to get out. & # 39;
A spokeswoman for the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center said at least five gunshots have been brought to the hospital. Their circumstances were unknown.
A spokeswoman for Stanford Medical Center said that two patients were also treated there. At the press conference, Gilroy said Mayor Roland Velasco & # 39; the situation is still smooth, active & # 39 ;.
A victim is seen with bloody wounds on both legs in a video posted on Twitter
The police have yet to confirm the number of victims who were shot or otherwise injured in the chaos
Heavily armed officers are depicted on the spot when a suspect is still near Christmas Hill Park
Multiple local, provincial and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and ATF, responded to the scene (photo)
Armed officers accompany people from Christmas Hill Park after the shooting. The police say that the scene is still active, because one suspect remains free
Officers have told people not to come to the festival site and describe it as an & # 39; active scene & # 39; where there is still a heavy police presence that lasts & night
Participants will be guided after the shooting under armed police guard from the festival
Police officers arrive on the scene of the investigation after a fatal shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival
An emergency relief is waiting for Gilroy High School after a fatal shooting during the Gilroy Garlic Festival
Police vehicles appear on the scene of the investigation after a fatal shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival
Cheryl Low and Candice Marquez who run The Honey Ladies, a tent at the festival, said the shooter said nothing and shot the crowd indiscriminately. They fled and survived
President Donald Trump tweeted about the shooting
& # 39; I want to express my extreme shock and grief about what happened today. I would ask for the thoughts and prayers of the community. We intend to be here all night, & Velasco said.
The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, also tweeted about the horror situation in his state
Police chief Smithee said: & It is just unbelievably sad and daunting that the community was faced with such a tragedy during an event that is doing so much good.
& # 39; The hearts of Gilroy PD and the entire community go out to the victims of today's shooting at the Garlic Festival. The scene is still active. If you are looking for a loved one, go to the Gavilan College reunification center in parking lot B, & Gilroy police wrote on Twitter.
President Donald Trump tweeted: & # 39; Law enforcement is on the scene of shootings in Gilroy, California. There are reports that shooter has not been arrested. Be careful and safe! & # 39;
Famous chef Tom Colicchio, a headliner at the festival, also tweeted
Governor Gavin Newsom, California, tweeted: & This is nothing less than heinous. CA is with the Gilroy community tonight.
& # 39; My office is following the situation closely. Thankful for the efforts of law enforcement and their ongoing work as this situation evolves. & # 39;
Teresa Giudice, who was also present at the festival yesterday, tweeted her support and thoughts of victims
Famous chef Tom Colicchio, a headliner at the festival, also tweeted: & I was in Gilroy at the garlic festival yesterday. Really a great community. Prayers go to everyone & # 39 ;.
Real housewives from New Jersey star Teresa Giudice. who also attended the festival on Saturday, tweeted: & # 39; I am so sad to hear about the recordings at the Gilroy Garlic Festival tonight, I was there yesterday and have just returned to New Jersey.
& # 39; I pray for everyone there. & # 39;
Rescuers are outside Gilroy High School after the deadly shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival
Armed officers see responding to the scene above. A woman told the outlet that she heard thuds and then turned to see a man who seemed to be reloading a semi-automatic weapon
Gilroy Garlic festival volunteer Denise Buessing, left, embraces fellow volunteer Marsha Struzik in a reunification center
Gavilan College, located 3.2 km from the park, was set up as a reunification site for festival visitors who were reportedly transported there by bus and in civilian vehicles.
The public was encouraged to stay away from the festival grounds and Gavilan College if they were not immediately affected by the incident.
The three-day event is officially recognized by Guinness World Records as & # 39; the world's largest garlic festival and attracts thousands of visitors every summer.
The festival is considered a & # 39; gun free zone & # 39; and visitors say they were thoroughly searched before entering the park. Money raised during the event is donated to a charity.
This year's 41st annual festival contained one giant outdoor kitchen and & # 39; Pyro Chefs & # 39; create flame shows while cooking garlic and scampi calamari in addition to booths with pasta, sandwiches with pepper steak in & # 39; Gourmet Alley & # 39 ;, the main food area.
There were also three stages with live entertainment, a wine garden, a cocktail booth and a children's playground.
Singer Colbie Caillat and her band Gone West were at the head of the festival on Saturday.
Another highlight was a Garli-Que BBQ Challenge and the Great Garlic Cook-Off organized by top chef Judge Tom Colicchio.
Another witness said the shooting took place between food tents and from a child's playground
People watch from the neighborhood of a massive shooting during the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The three-day event is officially recognized by Guinness World Records as & # 39; the world's largest garlic festival and attracts thousands of visitors every summer
A witness told NBC Bay Area that he left the event when he swept a bullet through his head and saw everyone running behind him
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