11 people reportedly shot at California food festival

Witnesses reported a man with a rifle opened fire
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People fleeing the scene of Gilroy Garlic Festival
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People fleeing the scene of Gilroy Garlic Festival

A gunman has opened fire at a California food festival, shooting at least 11 people, according to reports.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival was closing on Sunday evening when a “white man in his early to mid-30s” started firing a rifle at innocent bystanders, according to NBC.

Videos of the event have been posted to social media, as people attempted to flee the festival to escape the gunman.

According to police, the incident is still ongoing with ambulances services told that 11 people were “down”.

It’s the 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, where the pungent plant is celebrated in dishes included garlic ice cream.

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