Police Say Gilroy Garlic Festival Gunman Cut Through Back Fence to Avoid Security

Police stand guard outside Gilroy High School following a deadly shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, Calif., on Sunday, July 28, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

The Gilroy Garlic Festival draws tens of thousands each year, and like many large events, there are security checks at the entrance.

Police said the man who opened fire at the festival Sunday, killing three and wounding 15, was able to get around security by entering through a back area of Christmas Hill Park.

Gilroy Police Chief Scott Smithee said the gunman used “some sort of tool” to cut a fence next to a creek to get into the event.

Christmas Hill Park backs up against a wilderness area, though it is unclear exactly where the gunman entered.

Smithee said the festival had security checkpoints with metal detectors.

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Source: Los Angeles Times