Police officers leave the scene of the investigation following a deadly shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, 80 miles south of San Francisco, California on July 28, 2019. (Getty/Philip Pacheco)

Eye witness describes alleged Gilroy shooter: "He was ready to do some damage"

Witnesses of the California shooting reported seeing the shooter wearing some kind of Army fatigues

Sarah K. Burris
July 29, 2019 6:31PM (UTC)

Witnesses of the Gilroy, California, shooting reported seeing the shooter wearing some kind of Army fatigues. One witness described it as “almost like a police uniform — almost like.” Another witness described it as a “flack jacket” and a brown hat.

“I didn’t really hear anything,” said Ryan Wallace. “He walked up almost like in police uniform — almost like. He rose his gun up, and, just, started spraying out rounds.”


“Did he shoot one?” asked the NBC Bay Area reporter.

“Yeah, yeah, I watched him do it, and he hit — I was working one of the pieces of equipment here — the play equipment — and he went right up and started spreading and walking across the field.”

Wallace said that the shooter was walking around like a police offer trying to “get stuff done.”

“It was horrifying,” he closed.

Watch the full interview below:

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