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    Gilroy Reacts to News of Mass Shooting in Texas

    Less than one week after a shooting that left three dead at Gilroy’s annual Garlic Festival, Gilroy residents learned of another mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that left 20 people dead. Kayla Salazar, a Gilroy shooting victim, would have been 14 this week. Instead, her family will hold her funeral. Roz Plater reports. (Published Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019)

    Less than one week after a shooting that left three dead at Gilroy’s annual Garlic Festival, Gilroy residents learned of another shooting in El Paso, Texas that left 20 people dead.

    “My first reaction was ‘oh no, not again,’” said Gilroy resident Patricia Lugo. “Something has got to be done about this. Whether it’s gun control or mental health services, it definitely needs to be addressed. It’s just terrible.”

    In downtown Gilroy the #GilroyStrong banner is displayed prominently, while a large portion of Christmas Hill Park remains closed due it its status as a crime scene.

    “My heart hurts for them,” said Suzanna Cruz of Gilroy about the El Paso victims. “Nobody should have to go through this, especially so suddenly. You go to Walmart just to get some daily items, you don’t expect for that to happen. It hurts a lot.”

    Gilroy Reacts to El Paso Shooting

    [BAY] Gilroy Reacts to El Paso Shooting

    Gilroy residents were shocked to learn of the shooting that took place in El Paso, Texas Saturday. The Texas mall shooting, which left 20 dead, took place less than a week after the deadly Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting. Roz Plater reports.

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019)

    Kayla Salazar, one of the victims in the Gilroy shooting, would have celebrated her 14th birthday this week. Instead, her family will hold her funeral. 

    Kayla's aunt said, "How many mass shootings have to happen before congress thinks there is a problem and that something needs to be fixed?" 

    She also had a message for El Paso victims. "We feel their pain," she said. "We share the same anger and frustration. As victims we need to come together because this pain is something indescribable." 

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