August 7, 2019

USA: Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooter Was A Muslim. Attack Being Investigated As Domestic Terrorism After Gunman's 'Target List' Found, FBI Says. The FBI found radical Islam material when they searched his home. Iranian Muslim descent too.

Fox News
written by Nicole Darrah
Wednesday August 7, 2019

Authorities are investigating the deadly Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting as domestic terrorism after discovering the gunman had a "target list" — including churches, courthouses and locations specific to both political parties.

Santino William Legan, 19, is accused of firing 39 rounds with an AK-47-style rifle at the California food festival on July 28, killing three people and injuring 13 others, according to officials. He was hit multiple times by police before turning his weapon on himself.

The FBI has opened a domestic terrorism investigation into the case, according to John Bennett, the FBI's agent in charge in San Francisco. He told reporters Tuesday a motive is still unclear in the shooting, and noted the suspect appeared to have conflicting ideologies.

He revealed investigators discovered a "target list" compiled by the gunman, that included nationwide religious institutions, federal buildings, courthouses and locations identified with both major political parties — but didn't include the names of people. He said the Gilroy Garlic Festival was among the targets.

The gunman was wearing a bulletproof vest and had multiple magazines on his body and on the ground as he opened fire. Authorities added they found additional magazines, a rifle scope, flashlight and shovel in a bag in a nearby creek.

Keyla Salazar, 13, Trevor Irby, 25, and Stephen Romero, 6, died in the shooting.

The following weekend, another 31 people were killed in mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.
The Californian, USA Today
written by Eduardo Cuevas, Salinas Californian
Wednesday July 31, 2019

FBI officials called media reports characterizing the Gilroy festival gunman’s ideology “wrong” after outlets referenced a social media post and literature associated with white supremacists.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday outside the festival grounds — where three were killed and 12 injured Sunday — John Bennett, FBI special agent in charge, said investigators still do not know what the ideology was of the 19-year-old shooter, Santino William Legan.

“We’re looking at multiple threads of conversations that he’s had,” Bennett told reporters, according to footage from KTVU. “However, we’re still not comfortable in saying it’s an ideology, one way or another.”

The FBI agent added officials are awaiting the arrival of the bureau's Behavioral Analysis Unit to come out and better profile and help look at potential mindset and ideology.

The post reportedly went on, “Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white t**ts?”

"Mestizo" is a Spanish word that refers to a mixed-race person of white European and American indigenous ancestry, and traces its origins to the Spanish colonial caste system in Latin America. Most Mexicans and Central Americans are of mestizo ancestry, according to the Pew Research Center.

According to the Associated Press, officials also conducted a search warrant at Legan’s northern Nevada apartment. They reportedly found a bulletproof vest, empty shotgun and rifle boxes, a gas mask, empty ammunition boxes, hard drives and other electronic devices.

Smithee said both weapons were bought in Nevada.

In the seizure at Legan’s Nevada home, the San Francisco Chronicle reported officials found reading materials on white supremacy and radical Islam, per an anonymous federal law enforcement source. The reading materials were apparently not included in the items found in the search warrant released Tuesday, according to The Chronicle.

Bennett said those findings of literature are “erroneous and incorrect information,” though he said there were many materials found and they need to be sorted.

“To call it ideology in one way or the other is conflicting readings,” he told reporters. “Just because someone has a book in their house doesn't mean they are leaning one way or another.”

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