Politicians, local figures respond to Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting

Click through the gallery above to see how politicians and other local figures are responding to the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting.

Politicians from California and around the nation are responding to what appears to be America’s latest mass shooting.

On Sunday evening, at least one shooter opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. A Gilroy city council member told the New York Times three are dead and 12 wounded.

WHAT WE KNOWMultiple victims in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival

“Simply horrific. I’m grateful to the first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy, and my thoughts are with that community tonight,” tweeted Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). “Our country has a gun violence epidemic that we cannot tolerate.”

According to Vox’s mass shootings since Sandy Hook database, America started July 28, 2019 with 256 mass shootings this year so far. In those 256 shootings, 250 were killed and 998 wounded. Vox defines a “mass shooting” as an incident in which four or more people, not including the shooter, are wounded or killed at the same general time or location.

It has not yet been updated to include the Gilroy shooting.

Dianne de Guzman and Katie Dowd are SFGATE staff writers.

This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/trump-kamala-harris-newsom-gilroy-shooting-14192095.php.

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