[Ed. – A 6-year-old was among the victims.]
At least four people were dead, including a suspect, and 15 people injured after a gunman cut through a security fence and opened fire on a crowd Sunday evening near the end of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, sending panicked festival goers running for their lives.
Late Sunday night police were still searching for a potential accomplice, but the shooter was killed in less than a minute, Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said Sunday night.
Police responded to the festival grounds at Christmas Hill Park near Miller Avenue and Uvas Park Drive around 5:40 p.m., toward the end of the third and final day of the world-famous garlic festival.
Among the dead was Stephen Romero, a 6-year-old San Jose boy, whose mother and grandmother were also shot and being treated at Valley Medical Center in San Jose but expected to survive.