UPDATE: Witnesses describe shooter at Gilroy Garlic Festival

Posted at 7:59 PM, Jul 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-28 23:15:17-04

UPDATE ( 8 p.m.) – NBC Bay Area is saying there are multiple injuries reported in the shooting.

According to their site, a witness, Julissa Contreras, told NBC Bay Area that she saw a white mane in his early to mid-30’s firing a rifle that was “able to shoot three to four shots a second.”

“It was just rapid firing,” she said. “I could see him shooting in just every direction. He wasn’t aiming at anyone specifically. It was just left to right, right to left. He definitely was prepared for what he was doing,” she said.

San Jose police and fire units were responding to the scene to assist, according to a tweet from Mayor Sam Liccardo.

UPDATE (7:20 p.m.) – NBC Bay Area reported that officials with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center said they were expecting two major trauma victims from St. Louise Hospital in Gilroy.

One witness told NBC Bay Area he was on his way out when felt a bullet pass by his head, and when he turned around, he saw everyone running.

According to Gilroy police, this is still an active situation.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police and emergency personnel responded Sunday evening to reports of a shooting involving multiple victims at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

According to NBC Bay Area, Ambulance crews were told 11 people were down in an active shooter incident at Gilroy’s Christmas Hill Park.

The annual festival at Gilroy’s Christmas Hill Park was wrapping up its third and final day when the reports came in.

No further details were immediately available.

This is a developing story. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.