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Fri Aug 2, 2019, 08:08 PM

California festival gunman killed himself, officials say


California festival gunman killed himself, officials say
Associated Press STEFANIE DAZIO,Associated Press 44 minutes ago

https://www.yahoo.com/news/coroner-california-garlic-festival-gunman-222907431.html

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Police gave the update soon after the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office said 19-year-old Santino William Legan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee told reporters that the timeline remains the same: Three veteran police officers responded in less than a minute and fired multiple rounds when Legan turned his AK-47-style semi-automatic rifle on them. Smithee said the officers hit him multiple times and he fell to the ground with the rifle.

"He was able to get one more round off, and he was able to shoot himself in the head," the police chief said.

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The chief did not know how many times police fired at him, or how many bullets struck him. A full coroner's report is pending.

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Officials say their investigation has not shown that anyone else was involved.

But authorities arrested a man earlier this week on suspicion of making threats online that apparently referenced the deadly shooting. Jose Pinon, 40, of Gilroy, posted Wednesday on Facebook that "my goal is to kill 500, not three," Gilroy police said.

Police Capt. Joseph Deras said officials did not seize any weapons from Pinon's home Thursday and do not believe he was planning an attack.

A 22-year-old man, whom police did not identify, posted on Facebook soon after the shooting that he had participated prompting a SWAT response to his Gilroy home. He was arrested on unrelated warrants but police did not charge him in connection with his Facebook post because authorities did not believe he had any "criminal intent," Deras said.

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Fri Aug 2, 2019, 08:10 PM

1. All these RWNJ terrorists are cowards

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 08:23 PM

2. Too bad they don't just shoot themselves first.

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