Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting Victims Identified

Stephen Romero

6-year-old Stephen was confirmed deceased by family members last night. He was attending the Garlic Festival with his mother and grandmother, who went to the hospital as a result of their injuries. The two women are expected to make a full recovery.

Maribel Romeo, Stephen’s other grandmother told ABC7 News that she will always remember Stephen as “kind, happy and playful”.

Trevor Irby

The male victim in his twenties was identified as Trevor Irby, by Keuka College. Trevor was attending the Gilroy Garlic Festival with his girlfriend. She was not injured during the incident. A statement issued by Amy Storey, president of Trevor’s alma mater read:

“It is with profound sadness that I share the devastating news that a member of the Keuka College family was among the victims of the mass shooting over the weekend in California.

The College community today mourns Trevor Irby, a biology major who graduated in 2017. Our hearts go out to Trevor’s family and loved ones. We are shocked that this latest episode of senseless gun violence resulted in the loss of one of our recent graduates-graduates in whom we place so much hope because of their potential to create a brighter tomorrow.

We also send sincere condolences to College alumna Sarah Warner, who was with Trevor at the California garlic festival where the shooting took place. We were relieved to learn that Sarah was not physically injured in the shooting. We offer our support and prayers to Sarah and her family.

When the timing is appropriate, we will schedule a vigil on campus so that those alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members who knew Trevor and who know Sarah can join in fellowship and reflection. In the meantime, anyone wishing to reach out for comfort or support is encouraged to contact College Chaplain Eric Detar at (315) 279-5378.

Again, the College community extends its deepest sympathies to Trevor’s family, friends, and to all who knew him. And we offer condolences, support, and prayers to Sarah and her family.”

Keyla Salazar

The 13-year-old victim has been identified as Keyla Salazar by the Santa Clara Coroner’s office. Her family shared this photo.


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