FILE PHOTO: A portray by Gilroy resident Ignacio “Nacho” Moya on the stage at a vigil for individuals who died and have been injured on the mass taking pictures on the Gilroy Garlic Pageant a day earlier, in Gilroy, California, U.S. July 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kate Munsch
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An post-mortem discovered that who opened hearth with an assault rifle at a weekend meals pageant in Northern California, killing three individuals, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the pinnacle, a coroner’s spokeswoman stated on Friday.
Police had initially stated that the gunman, Santino William Legan, 19, was shot useless by law enforcement officials who have been on patrol at Sunday’s Gilroy Garlic Pageant and confronted Legan when he started his rampage.
Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee has recommended the three officers concerned as heroes, saying that the casualty toll would possible have been greater had they not confronted the gunman once they did, inside seconds after the taking pictures began.
Three individuals have been killed, together with a 6-year-old boy and 13-year-old lady, and a dozen others have been injured, some critically.
The violence erupted close to the top of an annual decades-old occasion celebrating produce farmed within the countryside of California’s Santa Clara Valley, about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Silicon Valley.
Police stated the gunman opened hearth with an “AK47-variant” of an assault-style rifle, which he had bought legally in Nevada. A shotgun additionally bought in Nevada was later present in his automotive. The post-mortem of Legan confirmed that he died by taking pictures himself by the mouth, stated Cindy Gallego, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clara County coroner’s workplace. She declined to say whether or not health workers had discovered that Legan had sustained any wounds from rounds fired at him by police.
Reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Modifying by Sandra Maler and Leslie Adler