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Country stars confirm they’re safe following shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival

Patrick TracyGone WestCaylee HammackKing Calaway and Waterloo Revival are among the country stars calming fans’ fears after the shooting that took place at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

The annual charity festival takes place in Gilroy, CA, a city in Northern California roughly 30 miles from San Jose. Sunday, a gunman opened fire on the final day of the festival. At least a dozen people are injured; four, including the gunman, are dead.

Hammack, King Calaway, Waterloo Revival and Colbie Caillat‘s new country band Gone West all performed throughout the weekend and turned to social media in the aftermath to confirm that they are safe following the tragic event. 

“We are shocked and heartbroken to hear the news about the shooting that just happened this evening. Sending love to everyone there today,” Gone West wrote on a Twitter.

Caylee also posted a statement, sharing that she and her team left the festival grounds before the shooting began.

“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…injured,” she wrote. 

Both King Calaway and Waterloo Revival thanked people for checking in and expressed their condolences and sent their love to the many other people who attended the festival. 

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