Rising country stars Caylee Hammack, Waterloo Revival and King Calaway are “okay” after performing at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday (July 28) where at least one gunman opened fire on festival attendees, killing at least three and injuring 15.
According to NBC News, the suspect was shot and killed at the scene. Authorities are searching for a possible second suspect, but they are not sure in what way the possible second suspect is involved.
Describing the shooting scene at a news conference following the horrific incident, Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said, “It’s sort of a nightmare you hope you never have to live in reality.”
Caylee Hammack, Waterloo Revival and King Calaway, who each performed at the festival prior to the shooting, took to social media to update fans on their well-being and offer prayers to the victims after the shooting.
“WE ARE OKAY,” Hammack shared on Instagram. “We left right before all this must’ve happened and we are okay. @waterloorevival @kingcalaway and us all played today but we believe are all safe and away from the festival now. This makes me sick. There was so many smiling faces today, just enjoying the beautiful day together. My heart and prayers go out to the 11 injured.”
Duo Waterloo Revival took to Twitter to share their update writing, “Thank you to everyone who has called and Text, we are all okay and safe from the Garlic Festival shootings. Please pray for the victims and their families.”
King Calaway’s message to fans was short, simple and to the point: “Thank you to everyone who has reached out. We’re all ok. Sending out love to everyone at the Gilroy Garlic Festival and the emergency services at the scene.”
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the nation’s largest food festivals. The annual event features live performances from musicians of various genres as well as appearances by celebrity chefs.