Incident Summary:

07/28/2019: An assailant opened fire on attendees at the Gilroy Garlic Festival at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California, United States. Three people were killed and 17 other people were injured in the assault. The assailant was shot and killed by police officers responding to the attack. Santino William Legan, an unaffiliated individual, claimed responsibility for the incident and wrote on social media prior to the attack, "Read Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard. Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white tw**s?"



United States

North America

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Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Christmas Hill Park.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Gilroy Garlic Festival
Specific Description Festival
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A WASR-10 semi-automatic rifle was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included civilians Stephen Luciano Romero, Keyla Salazar, Trevor Irby.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
White supremacists/nationalists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 17 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 4
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 17
Number of U.S. Injured 17
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gilroy shooter killed himself, corner says," CBS News, August 2, 2019.
"4 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival, 15 injured,", July 29, 2019.