The late gunman had an assault rifle and seemed to fire arbitrarily, Smithee said. Police officers shot the suspect within a minute of the shooting.
Investigators know the shooter's identity, although they have not yet released the information, a law enforcement agency said Monday morning.
Witnesses reported seeing a second person who has not yet been identified or found. A search for this potential second suspect is underway, although it is unknown to what extent this second person was or was involved in the shootings, Smithee said.
The police believe that the suspects have broken a fence near the creek with a tool to reach the grounds in Gilroy, some 48 km south of San Jose , According to Smithee, there were no surveillance cameras installed at the festival.
The FBI Evidence Response Team from San Francisco has arrived and is currently editing the scene at the festival, according to the official source. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and various state and local police and fire departments have arrived in Gilroy after the incident, although no further information is available.
Description of Eyewitnesses
Julissa Contreras, who was within 20 feet of the shooter, told Natalie Allen of CNN that the shooter "looked like an average citizen."
White, about 6 feet in his thirties. He wore tactical gear, a baseball cap, and sunglasses, and he had a semi-automatic rifle. He was dressed for what he was there for.
Contreras also said that "he did not look evil," though she added that his "expression was not really something I could read on his face, but he seemed well-versed in being what he did … and he seemed confident in handling the weapon.
Members of the band Tin Man, who started an encore when the shots were fired, told CNN the shooter he was carrying a gun and a green shirt with a gray handkerchief around his neck, they also said that he had gunfire from one side sprayed to the other without direct target what led under the mass to pandemonium.
What is not known
The police have not yet submitted their own description of the shooter or his clothes, and a possible Motive for the shootout is also unknown.
Josh Campbell, a former FBI special-supervision agent, told Jim Sciutto of CNN Witnesses informed the police about a potential second suspect but "we almost never know a second shooter." Campbell noted that the shooter was prepared, as evidenced by the fact that he severed the fence to provide security and security.
to avoid metal detectors. Among the questions that need to be answered is why the shooter wanted to come to the annual food festival, Campbell said, adding that the answer would speak to the gunman's motive.
Law enforcement agencies already have a firearm and a rifle ammunition from the salvaged shooting, said a police officer CNN, but they have not specified the exact make of the weapon used.
Hollie Silverman of CNN, Christina Maxouris and Paul Vercammen have contributed to this report.