Santino Legan Bio – Santino Legan Wiki
Santino Legan Bio: He is the 19-years-old, man who shot and killed three people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
Julissa Contreras, who was standing within 20 feet of the shooter, told CNN’s Natalie Allen the gunman “looked like the average guy.
“White, about in his 30s, under 6 feet. He was wearing tactical gear, had a baseball cap on, sunglasses, and he had a semi-automatic rifle. He was dressed for what he was there to do.”
Contreras also said that “he didn’t look angry,” though she added that his “expression wasn’t really something I could read on his face but he seemed very well-versed in what he was doing… and he seemed confident in his use of the gun.”
Members of the band Tin Man, who were starting an encore when the shooting happened, told CNN the gunman was carrying a rifle and wearing a green shirt with a gray handkerchief tied around his neck.
They also said that he sprayed gunfire from side to side with no direct target, creating pandemonium among the crowd.
A 6-year-old boy Stephen Romero was among the dead, and another 12 people, ranging in age from 12 to 69 years old.
Authorities said. The gunman opened fire on the crowds attending the outdoor festival around 5:40 p.m. local time, according to Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee.
The gunman was killed by police on the scene, he added.
#UPDATE Sources have confirmed that the suspect in the #GilroyGarlicShooting has been identified as Santino William Legan. @KatieKPIX has an update from the #LiveNewsDesk
Details: https://t.co/cPJXHux8KI pic.twitter.com/KJPZGA5vNq
— CBS News Bay Area (@KPIXtv) July 29, 2019
Santino Legan Instagram posts hours before the attack
An Instagram account, which was created four days ago under the suspect’s name, posted two messages shortly before the attack began.
One included a photograph of people walking around the Garlic Festival with the words “Ayyy garlic festival time Come get wasted on overpriced sh**.”
The other, which included a photo of Smokey the Bear holding a sign saying “Fire Danger High Today,” stated: “Read Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard.
Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white tw**s?”
A mestizo is a person of mixed descent, commonly white and Hispanic or white and American Indian.
“Right is Might,” first published in the late 1800s, has been described as a white supremacist text that promotes anarchy while vilifying Christianity.
The book calls Jesus the “true Prince of Evil” and says that the natural order is a world at war in which the strong must vanquish the weak and white men must rule over those of color.
Santino William Legan Family
Legan’s brother is a noted local amateur boxer who was profiled in a 2017 story about his mission to help see tuition costs lowered, and also for his talent in the ring.
— The Comeback (@NstySeaL) July 29, 2019
Legan’s grandfather was Tom Legan, a West Point graduate who died in May of 2018. According to his obituary, The elder Legan served as a “captain in Korea as a Nuclear Weapons Officer and completed his military service in Germany.
officials say about Santino Legan
Santino Legan had an assault-style rifle and appeared to shoot at random, Smithee said. The SKS, an “AK-47 type” rifle, was purchased legally in Nevada on July 9, he said, adding that his understanding is that Legan purchased the weapon himself.
It is believed that Legan, though originally from Gilroy, had been living with family members in Nevada, Smithee said, adding that he does not know how long Legan had been back in California.
Witnesses reported seeing a second individual who has not yet been identified or found.
“We’ve had multiple reports but different people give different versions so we don’t know at this point” if another suspect was involved or to what extent, said Smithee.
Police believe the suspect cut through a fence near the creek with a tool to enter onto the event grounds in Gilroy, which is about 30 miles south of San Jose. There were no posted security cameras at the festival, according to Smithee.
The FBI Evidence Response Team from San Francisco has arrived and is currently processing the scene at the festival, according to the official source.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is also there, along with various state and local police and fire departments, though no further information is available.
Police focusing on the car outside the home of the teenager identified as the shooter at Gilroy Garlic Festival. 19-year-old Santino Legan lived here – he was shot and killed by police. pic.twitter.com/KDmgnz9BZp
— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) July 29, 2019