Who Were the Victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting? | Amanda & Darik

By Admin on July 30, 2019

They were all so young.

We’re learning more about the victims of the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Instead of giving notoriety to the suspect, we want to honor the memories of the three victims whose lives were cut way too short.

Trevor Irby, 25, had moved to California from New York to be with his fiancée, Sarah Warner, who managed to escape unscathed.

Irby is a graduate of Keuka College. He was a biology major, and graduated in 2017.  Keuka is located roughly 70 miles southwest of Syracuse 

Keyla Salazar was 13 and about to celebrate her birthday.  CNN reports she had spent the morning of the shooting cleaning and doing chores to convince her parents to buy her a puppy.

Keyla leaves behind two younger sisters.  She’s described as gentle, sweet and close with her family. Keyla would have turned 14 on Aug. 4. Her family will fulfill her last wish and get that golden retriever puppy.


Stephen Romero, was just 6. He was playing in a bounce house when he was hit by gunfire.  His mom was shot in the hand and stomach. 

The Los Angeles Times reports, neighbors often saw the boy outside the ranch house with the white porch, playing with the family’s French bulldog, Frankie, or climbing on the tire swing that hung from a tree out front. The energetic 6-year-old had just graduated from kindergarten and would talk to anyone who would listen about how excited he was to start first grade in the fall.

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