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California Mass Shooter Was a Trump Fan, Cited White Supremacist Manifesto Before Rampage

The gunman who killed three people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday evening was a self-described Donald rump fan who posted a white supremacist manifesto on Instagram before firing into the crowd, according to screenshots of an account that has since been taken down.

The shooter, identified by police as 19-year-old Santino William Legan, killed three people, including a 6-year-old boy, according to Gilroy police. In the aftermath, screenshots began circulating on social media of the Instagram account @santino_williamlegan, which has been removed by Instagram.

Writer and actress Amanda Duarte tweeted a screenshot of the post

“His Instagram was just taken down, but before it was, I saw a post from the festival right before the shooting that said ‘Read Might Is Right by Ragnar Redbeard,’ which is a misogynist white power manifesto,” Durate tweeted in part.

Besides promoting the idea the Anglo-Saxon race is superior and that women are the property of men, @santino_williamlegan wrote: “Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white twats?”

A spokesperson for Facebook, which purchased Instagram in 2012, said in a statement on Monday: “Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. Content that praises, supports or represents the shooting or anyone responsible violates our Community Guidelines and we will continue to remove as soon as we identify it.”

Santino William Legan opened fire on attendees of the Northern California festival around 5:40 p.m. using an assault-style rifle. Police shot and killed Legan within a minute of the shooting and believe he cut through a fence near a creek to enter the festival. A manhunt is underway for a possible accomplice.

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