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Festival shooter’s family worried he was a victim in the attack

July 30, 2019 12:22 pm

Posted Jul 30 2019 11:42AM PDT

Video Posted Jul 29 2019 06:42AM PDT

Updated Jul 30 2019 11:46AM PDT

GILROY, Calif. (AP) - Family members of the gunman who opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival were initially worried that 19-year-old Santino William Legan was a victim of the attack.

Family friend Jerome Turcan tells the Los Angeles Times that when he heard about Sunday’s shooting in the city of Gilroy he called Legan’s older brother, Rosino, who was in a car with a cousin searching for his younger brother.

Turcan says they wanted to be sure he was OK and were thinking of going to an emergency room to see if he was there.

Turcan says he was shocked to learn the next day that Santino William Legan was the gunman who authorities say killed three people and injured 12 others.

Five victims remain hospitalized. They range from age 12 to 69.