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The three deceased victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting have now been identified.
Stephen Romero, 6, Keyla Salazar, 13, and Trevor Irby, a recent college grad, were killed Sunday.
Keuka College President Amy Storey says in statement Monday that Irby, a biology major who graduated in 2017, was among the victims of the Sunday shooting.
Keuka College is about 70 miles southwest of Syracuse, New York.
“The College community today mourns Trevor Irby, a biology major who graduated in 2017. Our hearts go out to Trevor’s family and loved ones,” Storey wrote in a statement. “We are shocked that this latest episode of senseless gun violence resulted in the loss of one of our recent graduates—graduates in whom we place so much hope because of their potential to create a brighter tomorrow.
“We also send sincere condolences to College alumna Sarah Warner, who was with Trevor at the California garlic festival where the shooting took place. We were relieved to learn that Sarah was not physically injured in the shooting. We offer our support and prayers to Sarah and her family.”
Alberto Romero confirmed to NBC Bay Area on Sunday night that his son Stephen was killed.
“My son had his whole life to live and he was only six,” Romero said. “That’s all I can say.”
The Santa Clara County Coroner identified Keyla Salazar of San Jose as the final victim.
Police say Santino William Legan, who was shot and killed by police at the scene, killed three victims and wounded 12 others. The gunman in the California festival shooting appears to have posted two photos on Instagram that day, including one minutes before he opened fire.
Legan’s since-deleted Instagram account says he is Italian and Iranian. It also shows a photo he posted earlier depicting Smokey the Bear in front of a “fire danger” sign. In the caption, Legan said to read “Might is Right,” a book published in the 1800s.
The misogynist and anti-Semitic work is used by neo-Nazis and white supremacists on extremist sites.
Minutes before the shooting, he posted a photo from the festival: “Ayyy garlic festival time” and “come get wasted on overpriced (stuff).”
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