At least three people are dead and 11 people are injured after a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, according to law enforcement and medical officials. ", "Initially I thought it was fireworks," he said. Though Rayen will be cooking in the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival’s Garlic Chef Jr. competition, it’s not his first time cooking for a large audience. Two patients are being treated at Stanford Medicine, spokeswoman Julie Greicius said. And of course they consume lots and lots of garlic while they’re here—about 2 tons every year! The heart of the Festival is Gourmet Alley, where the famous “Pyro Chefs” cook up sizzling scampi and calamari while other hundreds of other volunteers prepare longtime favorites like pepper steak sandwiches, pasta con pesto, garlic bread, and garlic fries. ATF San Francisco's field division. Police responded to the scene around 5:30 p.m. local time (8:30 p.m. A law Enforcement official confirms FBI agents from the San Francisco division are responding. Other victims have not yet been identified by authorities. "People started screaming and running, I instinctively did the same. A memorial to the victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting in 2019 will now be considered permanent. From CNN's Sheena Jones, Chelsea J. Carter, Shawn Cunningham, Christina Maxouris and Paul Murphy contributed to this report. The Gilroy Garlic Festival is a food festival in the United States, held annually in Gilroy, California, on the last full weekend in July at Christmas Hill Park.The most recent festival was held on 26–28 July 2019. "If you are looking for a loved one, please go to the reunification center at Gavilan College at parking lot B.". ", "Grateful to first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy and keeping those injured by such senseless violence in my thoughts.". She was silenced, Mark Meadows: We're not going to control the pandemic, Asian Americans facing historic unemployment during pandemic, Her story shows the decline of local papers in just over a decade, Trump said he thinks GOP will win the House. "We're going to continue to send people down as Gilroy needs help," he said. [3], The Garlic Festival has been held every year since 1979, except 2020 when it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. My office is closely monitoring the situation. Sam Liccardo, the mayor of San Jose, the largest city near Gilroy, said he has deployed more than a dozen police units and several fire units to provide assistance. De La Herran said a piece of shrapnel hit him in the head. The most recent festival was held on 26–28 July 2019. Since there was no event in 2020, the 42nd is deferred to 2021. I don't believe this is reality right now.". For Rayen Garcia, 11, family recipes have provided the inspiration for his favorite hobby, cooking. We ran off the stage. People were jumping over the fence and screaming and looking for each other," she said. The annual food festival is held at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, about 30 miles southeast of San Jose. Updated 0820 GMT (1620 HKT) July 29, 2019. Malone started the festival, which now draws more than hundreds of thousands of paying visitors a year. Be careful and safe! Come on.' A media line will be posted soon. Festival visitors also enjoy live entertainment on three stages, plus celebrity chef demonstrations and cooking competitions like the Great Garlic Cook-Off. (CNN)At least three people are dead and 11 people are injured after a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, according to law enforcement and medical officials. A manhunt is underway for a possible second suspect, Smithee said. [3] Located about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of San Jose, Gilroy is home to about 60,000 people, and the city is a major producer of garlic. Gilroy has a population of about 57,000 people, and is widely known for its garlic production and processing. "I remember seeing a whole stampede of people running, jumping fences," he said. We laid down, hid, kept quiet, until the police arrived.". Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio sent his condolences, having been at the festival only a day before. If you are looking for a loved one, please go to the reunification center at Gavilan College at parking lot B. Alexiou said the victims are in fair to serious condition. He was shot and killed by officers who engaged him within one minute of the shooting, Smithee said. Sunday was the festival's final day. https://t.co/dXoEvP1cqB. President Donald Trump acknowledged the shooting on Twitter, saying "law enforcement is at the scene. Six people were transported to St. Louise Regional Hospital and another five were transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center -- all suffering from gunshot wounds -- said Joy Alexiou, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. "I think this is all like a nightmare. "It was people just enjoying the day," she said. Hear Pelosi's response, 'SNL' takes on the final presidential debate, Road to 270: This state could be a 'game over' win for Biden, Witnesses say Nigerian forces opened fire on protesters, Infectious disease expert issues stark warning about US, Early voters wait hours in line as states see record turnout, Mike Pence's top adviser tests positive for Covid-19, Obama: This basic question was 'too tough' for Trump, Popular national park threatened by two huge fires. [1], An annual three-day event,[2] the Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the country's best known food festivals, drawing visitors from across the nation. Grateful to first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy and keeping those injured by such senseless violence in my thoughts. "Everybody was screaming and yelling, and stampeding towards me. Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said the shooter also was killed. Law Enforcement is at the scene of shootings in Gilroy, California. ", "Tonight, CA stands with the Gilroy community," Newsom's tweet read. The scene is still active. Gilroy police responding to a shooting at the Garlic Festival on July 28, 2019. The Gilroy Garlic Festival is a food festival in the United States, held annually in Gilroy, California, on the last full weekend in July at Christmas Hill Park. The shooting occurred at the end of the final day of the festival, about 30 miles southeast of San Jose, sending people screaming as they tried to escape the chaos.

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