The gunman was named on Monday as Santino William Legan, a 19-year-old male from a well known Gilroy area family
He was shot dead at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California at 5.41pm Sunday 
Witnesses say he was dressed in army fatigues, had a handkerchief around his neck and had an assault rifle 
When asked why he was firing into the crowd, witnesses say he replied: ‘Because I’m really angry’ 
Police say he got into the festival by using bolt cutters to get through the metal fences surrounding it – The event, which attracts 100,000 every year to Gilroy [the garlic capital of the world], had metal detectors
Authorities believe the gunman had help and they are searching for his ‘accomplice’ 

The gunman from a shooting at a garlic festival in California on Sunday has been identified as 19-year-old Santino William Legan.
Legan shot and killed  three people, including a six-year-old boy, along with a thirteen year old girl.. The third victim is described as a male in his twenties.
Legan was named on Monday as police in Gilroy, where the shooting happened, continued to hunt for his accomplice.

Steven Romero 2.JPGSix-year-old Steven Romero [photo], and three other people, including the shooter were killed and at least 15 were injured during the attack at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy

Law enforcement said at least one other person may have been involved in the shooting but that is unconfirmed. Witnesses at the scene said the shooter was wearing khaki shorts and a brown hat and carrying an AK-47 type assault rifle opened fire about 5:40 p.m. local time, 20 minutes before the festival’s 6 p.m. closing time. The rifle police said was legally purchased by Santino Legan in the Nevada area last month.
Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said it is believed Legan cut through a fence to gain access to the event, which draws tens of thousands of people each year. Videos from the scene show panicked people running as dozens of shots ring out.
The Instagram account that was registered under his name had been deleted by the time he was named on Monday.
Santino Legan who was shot dead by police after firing his semi-automatic assault rifle into crowds at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, an annual event which attracts 100,000 people to the small town, is a Gilroy native and attended Gilroy High School.

An Instagram page attributed to Legan identifies him as being of Italian and Iranian descent. The family is well known in the Gilroy area.
His maternal grandfather, Ali Ashgar Vahabzdaeh, born in Iran later anglicized his Allen O. Baylor  was an economics professor at the University of Texas, California Lutheran University and UCLA.
His paternal grandfather was a Santa Clara County supervisor, His Father Was a champion runner. The shooter’s own brother is a noted amateur boxer.
One of the page’s few posts said ““Ayyy garlic festival time. Come get wasted on overpriced s***.”
His last Instagram post, one  made days before the shooting and two posted on Sunday, shortly before the shooting states: “Ayyy garlic festival time. Come get wasted on overpriced shit.”
Legan also posted about a fringe white supremacist book written in 1890. Noted individualist anarchist, revisionist historian and Holocaust denier James J. Martin called, the book, “…one of the most incendiary works ever to be published anywhere.”
Quoting from the book in a post accompanied by a Smokey the Bear sign about fire danger he writes: “Read Might Is Right by Ragnar Redbeard. Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white twats?”

People flee shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California 1People flee after gunman opens fire at Gilroy Garlic Festival: Video shows panicked attendees fleeing the park as gunfire erupts in the background, continuing for several minutes