"Always Kind And Happy," This Grand Mother's Description Of Her Boy Killed In California Shooting Is Touching
The tragic consequence of gun-violence is evident yet again as a suspect identified as Santino William Legan opened random fire at the Garlic Festival Gilroy in Northern California killing a 6-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl, and a college graduate. Over a dozen were injured in the shooting spree carried out with an assault-style rifle. The family of the deceased were left shattered and angry at the same time as gun laws failed to keep their families and communities safe on Sunday, 28 July, another mass shooting in the absence of gun law reforms.
"He Was Really A Happy Boy, Really A Loving Boy, Always Kind And Happy And Playful," described the grandmother who lost her 6-year-old grandson Stephen Romero in the tragic incident.
"It has to be someone really sick because shooting a kid and that's a family event, I hope for Justice," she demanded.
"I want justice for my grandson": Grandmother of six-year-old boy killed in shooting at garlic festival in California describes her grandson as "always kind and happy." pic.twitter.com/NxQdfa11Po
Families of 13-year-old Keyla Salazar and Trevor Irby, a college graduate are also reeling under the shock of losing them.
Meanwhile, authorities seek the motive behind the assault. The suspect identified as Santino William Legan sustained fatal injuries after police opened fire and cost him his life. Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said that the suspect entered the festival by cutting through a back fence and opened random fire. Police also confirmed an “AK-47-type assault rifle” used in the shooting legally purchased in Nevada.
California Governor Gavin Newsom called the scene “nothing short of horrific.”
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The import of the assault rifle into California also left concerned authorities in jeopardy as selling or import of assault rifles is illegal in California. A Witness Julissa Contreras told the media and authorities that the suspect was just shooting left to right and right to left without aiming at anyone specifically.
Internet Users Touched the grandmother's description of her grandson over his loss.
Romero celebrated his birthday at Legoland last month.
“My son had his whole life to live, and he was only 6”, a grief-ridden father told NBC news.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, 246 mass shootings causing 233 deaths have occurred in 2019. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported nearly 40,000 Americans died from gunshot wounds in 2017, an all-time high. The NRA(National Rifle Association) has time to time argued for a good gun with a gun to protect himself from the bad guy with the gun, and the right given to the American citizens in the 2nd Amendment. But in this battle of right to guns, humanity is bound to lose.