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State Senator Anna Caballero issues statement on Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting

"We must get serious about addressing gun violence in this country, if we want to avoid another tragedy like this," Caballero said.

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State Senator Anna Caballero issued a recent statement on the July 28 shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

“I was saddened to hear about the senseless shooting over the weekend at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, an event attended and loved by the community,” Caballero said. “As an Assemblymember, I regularly attended the festival with family and friends. I am heartbroken at how young the victims were, and my sincere condolences go out to the families and community during this difficult time. We must get serious about addressing gun violence in this country, if we want to avoid another tragedy like this. Thank you to the Gilroy Police Department, all the first responders, and festival volunteers for their quick response, which prevented further casualties. I look forward to helping in any way that I can, and hope for healing for Gilroy and all those in attendance. My heart is with the families of the victims.”

Senator Anna M. Caballero represents the 12th Senate District, composed of Merced and San Benito counties, the Salinas Valley, and portions of Fresno, Madera, and Stanislaus counties.

BenitoLink Staff