Three people have been killed and 15 injured after a gunman attacked a food festival in California.
The gunman was shot dead by police shortly after he began firing, although police are investigating reports that a second suspect may still be at large.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival was about to end for the weekend on Sunday evening, when shots were fired at the site.
There was “a white man in his early to mid-30s firing a rifle,” eyewitness Julissa Contreras told NBC.
It was the 246th mass shooting in the US this year, according to US tracking website Gun Violence Archive.
Two mass shootings have taken place in two different corners of the US.
In the city of El Paso, Texas a gunman walked into a shopping mall shooting 20 people dead and injuring 26.
One person is in custody after the incident at the Cielo Vista mall and is alleged to have previously written a document describing the motives for his attack.
A few hours later, nine people were shot dead and 16 people injured in Dayton, Ohio.
Nine people have died in an Ohio bar shooting just 12 hours after a massacre in an El Paso Walmart claimed 20 lives.
Police, who killed the shooter at the scene, say the suspect used a long gun with multiple rounds.
The tragedy in Dayton comes after a mass shooting in a Texas Walmart left 20 dead just a few miles from the Mexican border.
Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out. All three cases were brought to authorities’ attention thanks to tips