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Trump, Politicians React to Shooting at Calif. Garlic Fest.

"Tonight, CA stands with the Gilroy community," Gov. Gavin Newsom said.

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    Shooter, 6-Year-Old Victim Among 4 Dead in Calif. Garlic Festival Shooting

    Four people were killed, including one suspect, and at least 12 others were shot at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California. (Published Monday, July 29, 2019)

    A deadly shooting at an annual garlic festival in Gilroy, California has sparked reactions from President Donald Trump, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other politicians.

    "Law Enforcement is at the scene of the shootings in Gilroy, California," Trump tweeted late Sunday. "Reports that shooter has not yet been apprehended. Be careful and safe!" 

    Trump later addressed the shooting Monday morning, saying, in part, "We express our deepest sadness and sorrow for the families who lost a precious loved one in the horrific shooting last night in Gilroy, California. While families were spending time together at a local festival a wicked murderer opened fire and killed three innocent citizens including a young child."  

    Three people were killed, including a 6-year-old boy, and 12 others were injured. Police shot and killed one suspect and are still searching for a possible second person involved.

    Shortly after Trump tweeted, Gov. Newsom called the shooting "nothing short of horrific." 

    "Tonight, CA stands with the Gilroy community," Newsom said. "My office is monitoring the situation closely. Grateful for the law enforcement's efforts and their continues work as this situation develops." 

    Sen. Kamala Harris also reacted to the shooting. 

    "Simply horrific," Harris tweeted. "I'm grateful to the first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy, and my thoughts are with that community tonight. Our country has a gun violence epidemic that we cannot tolerate." 

    Attorney General William Barr was briefed on the shooting and the Justice Department is providing resources and monitoring the situation, a spokesperson said early Monday.

    Attorney General William Barr was also briefed on the shooting. The Justice Department is providing resources and monitoring the situation, a department spokesperson said early Monday.