Hospital officers stated not less than 5 folks had been severely wounded and movies from the scene confirmed 1000’s fleeing as gunshots rang out.
One witness, Evenny Reyes, stated she and others did not run at first as a result of the gunshots seemed like fireworks. “It began going for 5 minutes, possibly three. It was like the flicks — everybody was crying, folks had been screaming.”
The pageant is a nationally well-known three-day occasion that pulls upwards of 100,000 garlic fans from throughout the nation. Sunday was the final day of festivities.
Todd Jones, a sound engineer, instructed the Mercury Information that he was on the entrance of the pageant’s Winery stage when he heard what seemed like a firework.
“However then it began to extend, extra quickly, which sounded extra like gunfire, and at that time folks realised what was occurring,” Jones stated.