Gilroy Garlic Festival Turns Sour as Gun man Attacks Venue

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Three people have been killed and 15 injured after a gunman attacked a food festival in California.

The gunman was reportedly shot dead by police shortly after he began firing, although police are investigating reports that a second suspect may still be at large.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival was about to end for the weekend on Sunday evening, when shots were fired at the site.

Six-year-old Stephen Romero is said to be the first of the dead to be identified. His mother and grandmother were also wounded.

A BBC report says his father, Alberto Romero, told Mercury News that he was at home with his nine-year-old daughter when he got the panicked call from his wife.

They had been playing in an inflatable bounce house at the time of the attack.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival has been held annually since 1979 and the city is said to be a major garlic producer even as the event features cooking competitions and live entertainment.

Christmas Hill Park, where the event was taking place, bans weapons of any kind

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