PIX 11- The rock band TinMan was playing its last song for a crowd of a couple hundred people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday evening. The decades-old annual food celebration in Northern California was wrapping up its final day.
Nearby, families sat eating, kids were playing and vendors were looking to make their last sales.
Then shots rang out.
“We ran off the stage (and) we crawled underneath it,” TinMan singer Christian Swain said. “We could smell the gunpowder,” Swain said.
Three people were killed and at least 11 others were injured, law enforcement officials said. A shooter was also killed, Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said.
“We had many, many officers in the park at the time this occurred … which accounts for a very, very quick response time,” Smithee said.
Victims whose conditions ranged from fair to serious were transported to area hospitals, hospital officials said.
Witnesses reported seeing a second individual who has not yet been identified or found. Authorities haven’t yet determined how the second person was involved, Smithee said.
A manhunt is underway for that second suspect, the chief said.