Santino William Legan, who identified as an Italian-Iranian, is the 19-year-old suspect accused of killing three people and wounding several others in a mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, according to CBS News.
The shooting Sunday night on the final day of the annual charity event at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy left three dead, 12 injured. Shooter Legan was killed by police.
The dead include 6-year-old Stephen Romero. Romero’s grandmother and mother were also shot, but are expected to survive. He also killed a 13-year-old girl and a man in his twenties.
The shooter legally bought an AK-47-type rifle on July 9th which he used to slaughter and wound people.
One witness who told reporters they’d come face to face with the gunman and asked why he was doing this was told, “Because I’m really angry.”
Legan had a few posts on Instagram but his account was removed. Heavy captured a few of the shots. From these few posts, Legan appeared to be a racist supremacist who also hated “Silicon Valley white twats.”
He posted about a fringe white supremacist book written in 1890. It’s an insane book by a vile individual.
Legan quoted from the book in a post accompanied by a Smokey the Bear sign about fire danger. He wrote: “Read Might Is Right by Ragnar Redbeard. Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos [mixed] and Silicon Valley white twats? [liberals? rich whites? Jews?]”
Heavy has more information about the family and, for the most part, they are very reputable. However, his brother Carlos might have some issues.
— 🌺 Amber Lynn Chicago🌺 (@Alynn7513) July 29, 2019
THE SOCIAL MEDIA LEFT BLAMES ALL WHITES AND TRUMP
Some hate-filled Democrats blame Trump and all whites on social media because they are hateful racists obsessed with race themselves. They never mention much about non-white killers, just whites.
Take racist writer Tariq Nasheed claiming Trump attacks random Black people. He also trashes Trump’s base.
I wonder if Trump is attacking random Black people this morning to divert from the fact that the #GilroyGarlicShooting suspect Santino William Legan was a white supremacists who promoted an infamous white supremacist manifesto called Might Is Right…. Trump can’t offend his base pic.twitter.com/UdgkkwvTL5
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) July 29, 2019
There is no evidence this madman was a Trump supporter. He wasn’t a white nationalist. If he was anything, it was a white supremacist.
In any case, it’s a horrible story and this precious little boy was killed.
Santino William Legan, another white nationalist, is the murderer. If he were Muslim, you’d be doing a profile on him. If he were black, you’d be doing a profile on him. If he were an immigrant, you’d be echoing his name. But he’s one of your guys. A racist Trump supporter. So no
— Omar S (@Omars_Words) July 29, 2019
The President Issued a Statement
President Trump gives a statement on the tragic shooting in Gilroy, California. pic.twitter.com/pcrH72ctlg
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 29, 2019
#BREAKING: Video shows moment gunman opens fire on Gilroy garlic festival Sunday evening; 4 people killed (including suspected gunman), 15 others injured. [Warning: Potentially-distressing footage] #GilroyGarlicFestival #GilroyActiveshooter pic.twitter.com/Qiv7GW3j4V
— California Brief (@CaliforniaBrief) July 29, 2019
yo somebody was shooting at the gilroy garlic festival. be safe pic.twitter.com/B39ZIYe8wr
— niah ㊝ (@wavyia) July 29, 2019
Update at 1:30 EST: