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Officials: 13-year-old girl, man in his 20s, and 6-year-old boy are all victims of Gilroy shooting

Posted at 10:39 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 13:39:00-04

GILROY, Calif. — Police Chief Scot Smithee says a 13-year-old girl, a man in his 20s, and a 6-year-old boy are victims of a shooting at a garlic festival in Gilroy.

Law enforcement sources report the shooting, which also left more than a dozen hurt, was reported around 5:40 p.m on Sunday.

The conditions of the hospitalized victims injured at the annual event range from fair to critical, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Officials say the shooting took place on north side of the festival. Officers were in the area and engaged with the suspect who had a rifle. The suspect was shot and killed.

According to the chief, the suspect got inside the event through the creek and used an unknown tool to cut into the fence.

A motive for the shooting is not known.