California Festival Shooter’s Chilling Reply When Asked ‘Why Are You Doing This?’

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It seems as if gun crime across our country has become a common occurrence, though the devastating after-effects are just as painful every time we have to hear about it.

The news of a shooting at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival in California left the nation shocked, yet again. Three people have been killed while another fifteen were left injured when a gunman opened fire during the event.

Here’s everything we know about the incident so far, including the chilling words uttered from the mouth of the shooter about his motivations behind this horrendous attack.

Just as the festival was coming to an end on Sunday evening, in northern California, the sound of multiple shots being fired echoed through the air.

Videos taken during the incident have surfaced online in which you can hear the terror in people’s voices as they run away from the deranged gunman. The full-length video has left us all shaken.

Three people were shot dead while another fifteen were left injured, but the number of casualties is said to rise, officials say.

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Stephen Romero was shot in the back as he, along with his family were playing in an inflatable bounce house.

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He was not at the event. His wife called to say that she, her son and her mother had all been shot at the festival.

“Or maybe I was dreaming.” And when he went to visit his son in the hospital, he heard the words no parents ever wants to hear.

The doctors had to tell the heartbroken father that his son had died due to the extent of his injuries from the bullet.

However, his mother is currently in a medically induced coma as she was shot in the stomach. His grandmother is being treated for a gunshot to the leg and remains in hospital.

But the investigation is well underway. The mayor of Gilroy, Roland Velasco, commented on the incident saying: “It’s been a long and sad day.”

Instead, the Gilroy Police Department will be “setting the expectations for what the investigation will look like” during a conference.

Santino William Legan was shot dead at the scene by police.

Police said that the gunman gained entry to the festival by cutting through a fence with a rifle in his hand.

There were armed police and metal detectors so he knew he would have to find an alternative path into the venue.

The motivation behind his attack was not clear but a loud conversation between a member of the public and the gunman occurred just as he began shooting.

Jack van Breen said he saw a man in a green shirt wielding what looked like an assault rifle. He, along with his band dove under the stage to shelter themselves.

Someone shouted: “Why are you doing this?” at the shooter. He replied, “Because I’m very angry.”

Another member of the band claims that he was aiming for the biggest crowds he could see.

After the gunman was killed, police came to the stage and told the band to walk out carefully with their hands in the air. That was when they saw the remains of what was left of a once buzzing event.

According to the US Gun Violence Archive, this is the 246th mass shooting to take place in 2019 alone.

How many more people have to die before stricter gun laws are put in place?