"Who shoots up a garlic festival?" exclaimed one terrified attendee at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California as she fled from an active shooter situation tonight.
The hearts of Gilroy PD and 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, please go to the reunification center at Gavilan College at parking lot B. #GilroyActiveshooter— Gilroy Police (@GilroyPD) July 29, 2019
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center spokeswoman Joy Alexiou told ABC News that the hospital has received two victims from the shooting and expects three more. She had no information on their conditions.
The shooter is reportedly a white man in his 30s using an automatic weapon.
Festival-goer Evenny Reyes of Gilroy, 13, told the San Jose Mercury News she thought the gunshots were fireworks at first, but then she saw a man with a bandana wrapped around his leg because he got shot.
"And there were people on the ground, crying. There was a little kid hurt on the ground. People were throwing tables and cutting fences to get out."
The Gilroy Garlic Festival started in 1979 and Sunday was the final day of event, according to the festival website.
Live Feed from NBC Bay Area:
President Trump has tweeted that he is aware of the situation:
Law Enforcement is at the scene of shootings in Gilroy, California. Reports are that shooter has not yet been apprehended. Be careful and safe!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
This is nothing short of horrific. Tonight, CA stands with the Gilroy community. My office is monitoring the situation closely. Grateful for the law enforcement’s efforts and their continued work as this situation develops. https://t.co/GrtHjtCEz7— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 29, 2019