Santino William Legan, 19, Identified as Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting Suspect

Santino William Legan, a 19-year-old, has been identified as the man who open-fired at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California. The shooting, which took place on Sunday, July 28, left three people dead and more than a dozen more injured. Included in the victims was a six-year-old boy, Stephen Romero, who lost his life.

According to multiple reports, a since-deleted Instagram post from the alleged shooter read “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*ts?”

The caption references a white supremacist book written in 1890.

Legan was shot and killed by police officers after open-firing on the crowd.

Eye-witnesses claim that Legan said he was committing the mass shooting because he was “really angry.” It is believed that the shooter gained access to the festival and bypassed its metal detectors by cutting through a fence with bolt cutters, according to the Daily Mail.

Vice President Mike Pence has commented on the mass shooting with a statement which reads: “Today our hearts are with the families and loved ones of those involved in the CA shooting. Karen & I offer our prayers for the families & victims of this horrible act of violence. We condemn this attack in the strongest terms. We commend law enforcement for acting swiftly.”

A screenshot of Legan’s Instagram account was obtained by before its deletion.


Authorities are expected to address the media on Monday, July 29, to provide further information.

Our deepest condolences go out to all of the families and friends of the victims who were impacted by this incredibly heinous and tragic crime.

That is all the information that is available at this time. This article will be updated with new and relevant information should it become available at any time. If there is anything that we missed, please feel free to send an email to and we will respond as soon as possible.

6-Year-Old Stephen Romero Identified as 1 of Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting Victims
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