Reunification center set up after Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting reportedly injures multiple


Police and emergency personnel late Sunday responded to reports of a shooting involving multiple victims at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California.

Ambulance crews were told 11 people were down in an active shooter incident at Gilroy’s Christmas Hill Park. As of 6:30 p.m. the situation was still active, according to Gilroy police.

Officials with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center said they were expecting two major trauma victims from St. Louise Hospital in Gilroy.

One witness told NBC Bay Area he was on his way out when felt a bullet pass by his head, and when he turned around, he saw everyone running. 

The annual festival was wrapping up its third and final day when reports of the shooting came in.

San Jose police was sending units to assist in the response, according to a tweet from Mayor Sam Liccardo.

A reunification center has been set up at Gavilan College located at 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020.

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