Gilroy Mayor: "It’s been a long and sad day"
There won't be many new details coming later today in the Gilroy shooting investigation, according to the town's mayor Roland Velasco.
Velasco said there will be a press conference at 10 a.m. local time (1 p.m. ET) at the Gilroy Police Department, but “there won’t be a lot of new information."
Instead, authorities will be "setting the expectations for what the investigation will look like during the day.”
"It’s been a long and sad day," Velasco wrote in a Facebook post.
The mayor also posted a local emergency proclamation, which allows the city to request personnel, equipment and facilities while it tracks expenses that could get reimbursed by the state.
"This is critically important since we have police, fire and FBI personnel that will remain on-scene for the next few days processing the crime scene,” Velasco said.
ass shootings like the one that struck the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, have become the "new normal" in the US, James Gagliano, a CNN law enforcement analyst, said Monday.
But the retired FBI supervisory special agent said it was "extremely fortuitous" that armed law enforcement officers were on the scene swiftly and able to engage the gunman within one minute.
Mass shootings are often over in 5 to 10 minutes, with the gunman typically engaging with police or leaving the scene before authorities arrive, according to Gagliano.
The fast work by local law enforcement prevented "far more damage" from occurring, Gagliano added.