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Multiple casualties in California shooting, 'shooter still active', say police

People run for cover as a gunman opened fire during a food festival in California, US. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team California Jul 29, 2019, 08.28 AM (IST)

An "active shooter" was reported at a food festival in Gilroy, California on Sunday, police said, adding that were casualties.

Police said multiple casualties were reported in the shooting.

The authorities informed that the "scene is still active" calling people to report to the reunification centre at Gavilan College to look for loved ones.

Founded in 1979, the Gilroy Garlic Festival features food, drink, live entertainment and cooking competitions. It says it is hosted by volunteers and describes itself as the world's greatest summer food festival.

The festival was being held at the outdoor Christmas Hill Park, where weapons of any kind are prohibited, according to the event's website.

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NBC News reported that a white man in his 30s carried out the shooting with a rifle, however, it has still not been confirmed with the motive of the shooting still unknown.

 

(Inputs: Reuters, AFP)