So sad. Teresa Giudice spoke about the shooting that occurred at the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, on Sunday, July 28 — which she attended one day earlier. “I’m truly heartbroken hearing the events that have taken place at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California,” the 47-year-old wrote on Instagram on Sunday, July 28. “I was at the festival yesterday with wonderful staff, volunteers and many, many families, and I’m flooded with thoughts of them now as they navigate this tragic situation. Prayers and love to the community of Gilroy tonight.”
Of course, fans took to the comments section to send their love to The Real Housewives of New Jersey starlet. One person wrote, “You were the first thing that came to my mind when I heard about the senseless shooting. Glad you and your crew are all safe. Prayers for the victims,” while another echoed, “It’s truly heartbreaking. My prayers are for all those involved and especially those that were injured.” A third person chimed in, writing, “Thought of you as soon as I heard this! I’m glad you’re safe. Praying.”
At the annual festival, the Bravo personality prepared some of her favorite garlicky recipes on stage on Saturday, July 27. The following day, a gunman opened fire on attendees — he killed three people while 12 were injured, The Washington Post reported. The suspect — who appeared to be holding an assault rifle — was shot and killed by the police, and authorities are now looking for a possible accomplice, the news outlet revealed.
“We believe based on witness statements that there was a second individual involved in some way. We just don’t know in what way,” Chief Scot Smithee of the Gilroy Police Department said during a news conference on Sunday. “It’s sort of a nightmare that you hope you never have to live in reality.”
Festival attendee Alberto Romero confirmed in an interview with NBC Bay Area that his 6-year-old son, Steven, had died. The boy’s mother and grandmother were also shot and injured, the news station reported. “I lost my son,” Romero said. “There’s nothing I really can do besides try to be with him until I can put him in his resting spot. My son had his whole life to live, and he was only six.”
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“It’s just incredibly sad and disheartening that an event that does so much good for our community has to suffer from a tragedy like this,” Smithee added.
We are thinking of everyone during this difficult time.
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