Alleged Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooter Screamed Out ‘I’m Really Angry’

Ana Lilia Cano, left, with daughter Paulina Perez, and Gildardo Leyva, right, wait for relatives at a reunification center at Gavilan College following a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, in Gilroy, Calif., Sunday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

Tinman lead singer Jack van Breen was stunned when he looked up and saw a man opening fire on the crowd with what looked like an assault weapon.

Van Breen, whose band was the last of the day and performing an encore at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, told KPIX 5 he heard someone shout, “Why are you doing this?” He said the person responded, “Because I’m really angry.”

In a matter of minutes, the shooter’s deadly volley had claimed three lives — including a 6-year-old standing at a nearby bounce house — and had wounded a dozen others.

CBS News has learned he has been identified as 19-year-old Santino William Legan. Authorities seized evidence from his father’s home early Monday morning.

An attendee in the crowd captured video of Van Breen’s set when the shooting ensued.

Officers on the scene shot and killed the suspect within one minute of the shooting, according to police.

Police Chief Scot Smithee told reporters late Sunday night that the gunman armed with an assault-type rifle had evaded security by using “some sort of tool” to cut through a fence near a creek that borders a parking area.

“It’s sort of a nightmare that you hope you never have to live in reality,” he said calling the shooting “somewhat random.”

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Source: CBS San Francisco