A law enforcement official says the gunman in the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting has been identified as 19-year-old Santino William Legan. Police said Legan was heard to be “really angry” as he opened fire during the last day of the festival on Sunday, killing three young people.
Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said Legan had an assault-style rifle and appeared to shoot at random. The SKS, an “AK-47 type” rifle, was purchased legally in Nevada on July 9, he said, adding that his understanding is that Legan purchased the weapon himself.
It is believed that Legan, though originally from Gilroy, had been living with family members in Nevada, Smithee said, adding that he does not know how long Legan had been back in California. Legan had apparently just graduated high school last year, according to a witness who said he went to the same school as him. When asked if the shooter seemed angry or if anything seemed amiss back then when he was in high school, the witness said he’d seen him walk by and “he seemed just like a completely normal guy.”
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