Shots fired at California garlic festival


Eleven people have reportedly been shot at a food festival in California, local media report.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival was about to finish for the weekend on Sunday evening, when shots were fired at the site.

There was “a white man in his early to mid-30s firing a rifle,” eyewitness Julissa Contreras told NBC.

Video posted on social media showed people running away from the festival, 30 miles (48km) south of San Jose.

Police have said the scene is “still active”. US President Donald Trump tweeted about the shooting, urging people to “be careful and safe”.

The Santa Clara County Medical Center has so far admitted five victims, CBS reports. Their condition was not immediately clear.

“It was just rapid firing,” Ms Contreras told NBC Bay Area. “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.”

Evenny Reyes, 13, was among those who scattered in confusion when gunfire erupted at around 17:30 local time (12:30 GMT).

“We were just leaving and we saw a guy with a bandana wrapped around his leg because he got shot,” she told the San Jose Mercury News.

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