FBI Opens Domestic Terrorism Investigation Into Gilroy Shooting


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI is opening a domestic terrorism investigation into the shooting that killed three people, including two children, at a popular California food festival, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Nineteen-year-old gunman Santino William Legan fatally shot three people with a Romanian-made AK-47-tyle rifle before turning the gun on himself on July 28 at the popular Gilroy Garlic Festival. Thirteen others were injured.

The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation before a news conference and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The person could not immediately give specifics about why the FBI is opening a domestic terrorism case.

Authorities have not yet disclosed a possible motive in the case.

A separate mass shooting that killed 22 people at a crowded El Paso, Texas, store over the weekend is also being handled as a domestic terrorism case.

The FBI’s move in Gilroy came as Keyla Salazar’s family was set to hold a funeral mass Tuesday for the 13-year-old in San Jose.

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