One killed, three injured in Gilroy shooting; suspect in custody

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A shooting at a Gilroy City Council member’s home is still being investigated by the police.

The said incident on early Saturday morning at City Council Member Rebeca Armendariz home killed one and injured three others.

Police said the quarrel happened before officers came to Armendariz’ home.

The incident, said to be a homicide by the police, killed one. It left three others injured – two with serious wounds – and all were taken to the hospital, the police said.

The shooting victimized persons aged 17 to 19 years old.

Gilroy Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz.

“By now you may have seen the post from Gilroy Police Department regarding the investigation of a shooting on Las Animas, or one of many social media posts speculating about the event and individuals involved,” part of the statement by Armendariz said. “Because this remains an active investigation, I am unable to share more at this time but I would like to thank all of the members of the community who have reached out to express their concerns for their patience.”

On Sunday, Gilroy police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Benjamin David Calderon. The Gilroy resident was in custody and was arrested in line with the shootings.

No additional details were provided by the officials, SFGATE reported.

“I am thankful that my family and I, who live on Las Animas, were not hurt in this tragedy, and I pray for those whose loved ones have been touched by what has occurred,” Armendariz furthered. “In the meantime, we are giving our full cooperation to the Gilroy Police Department in this investigation. Our primary concern is for the individuals impacted and their families. We hope the Gilroy community will come together with love and support for those touched by yesterday’s events at the appropriate time.”

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