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Suspect in Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting Is Identified, Report Says

The suspect who allegedly shot and killed three people, including a 6-year-old boy, at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California was identified in news reports.

Santino William Legan, 19, was identified as the suspect, CBS News reported on July 29. Police recovered his backpack, ammunition, and a rifle, KPIX reported, adding that his home was also searched.

Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said that Gilroy officers engaged the suspect within minutes of shots being fired before killing him, it was reported.

The chief said that officials have learned that at least one other person might have been involved, CBS reported.

Singer Jack van Breen said he saw a man with a green shirt and handkerchief around his neck fire into the food area.

Van Breen, of Santa Clara, said he heard someone shout: “Why are you doing this?” The suspect then allegedly replied: “Because I’m really angry.”

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