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3 dead in shooting at garlic festival in California

Three people were killed in a shooting on Sunday at a popular garlic festival in in Gilroy, Calif., authorities said.

As many as 15 others were injured, according to reports.


The Gilroy Police Department said in a tweet that the community's hearts go out to the victims.

Police Chief Scott Smithee said that gun shots were heard around 5:41 p.m. and officers engaged a shooter, who was killed, in less than a minute.

Police are looking for a possible second suspect, who Smithee said may have been “involved in some way, we just don’t know in what way.”

“We have no idea of a motive,” Smithee added.

At least five people have been treated and released, although the exact number of victims in hospitals is currently unknown.

California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic presidential candidate, called the shooting "horrific."

"Our country has a gun violence epidemic that we cannot tolerate," she added in a tweet.

The festival in Gilroy, known as the garlic capital of the U.S., is a three-day event that attracts thousands of people. Sunday was the final day of the festival.

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