Gilroy victims died of gunshot wounds to the chest and back, coroner says

Two of the victims of last week's Garlic Festival shooting died of wounds to their chests and a third died of a back wound, according to the coroner's office.
Image: Three Dead And At Least 12 Wounded In Mass Shooting At Gilroy Garlic Festival In California
People attend a vigil on July 29 for victims of the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California.Mario Tama / Getty Images file

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By Associated Press

The Santa Clara County coroner's office said Monday that two of the victims of last week's Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting died of gunshot wounds to their chests and a third died of a back wound.

From left, Trevor Irby, Keyla Salazar, 13, and Stephen Romero, 6, were killed in the shootings at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

The office of the medical examiner-coroner said the deaths of Trevor Irby, Keyla Salazar and Stephen Romero are classified as homicides.

The office says 25-year-old Irby and 13-year-old Salazar suffered perforating gunshot wounds to their chests, meaning the bullets completely passed through their bodies. Romero, 6, suffered a perforating gunshot wound to his back.

The coroner's office said last week that 19-year-old gunman Santino William Legan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, correcting previous police accounts that said he was fatally shot by three officers.

Thirteen other victims were injured in the Northern California shooting on July 28.