A search warrant released on Thursday revealed that the Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman had a clown mask, wilderness survival guide, and passport, among other items, in his car at the time of the deadly shooting.
Authorities discovered these items in Santino Legan’s Honda Accord that was parked not far from the festival grounds. The Accord was registered in Nevada.
The family’s home in Gilroy and his apartment in a remote area of Nevada were also searched.
On July 28, Legan, 19, killed three people, including two children, and wounded more than a dozen at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. He killed himself during a shootout with three Gilroy police officers. The officers confronted Legan in less than a minute after he opened fire.
Scott Smithee, Gilroy’s police chief, stated that police fired a total of 18 rounds at Legan and he was struck multiple times. Legan was wearing a “bullet-resistant-type vest.” Police also stated that Legan fired 39 times.
Police added that Legan had a 75-round drum magazine for his rifle, of which 71 rounds were left. He also had five 40-round magazines on or near him at the time of the shooting.
Investigators also found digital devices, California and Nevada license plates, a shotgun, ammunition, a first aid kit, bottle rockets, an open bottle of Jack Daniels, a camouflage pack and a fire shelter tent in his vehicle.
Police found a bag belonging to Legan near a creek. The bag contained two loose rounds for the rifle that he used as well as a rifle scope. The bag also contained a flashlight, a shovel, two additional loaded 40-round magazines for the gun as well as four loose buckshot rounds for the shotgun.
While his motive still remains unclear in the deadly rampage authorities state that the array of evidence suggests the deceased gunman was gearing up for warfare and survival. Authorities did state that Legan had been interested in conflicting violent ideologies.
The FBI stated that the shooting is being treated as an act of domestic terrorism because Legan had compiled a “target list” that included federal buildings, religious groups, and both political parties.