Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: San Francisco 49ers hold moment of silence at team practice

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Monday, July 29, 2019
49ers hold moment of silence for deadly Gilroy shooting
49ers GM John Lynch led the team in a moment of silence at the start of Monday's practice to pay respects to the Gilroy shooting victims and community.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The morning after a deadly shooting at California's Gilroy Garlic Festival, the San Francisco 49ers held a moment of silence in honor of the victims.

"Our community was affected by a horrific tragedy last night down in Gilroy," General Manager John Lynch said.

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"And our players, our team, our organization thought it would be appropriate if we started practice with a moment of silence."

With that, many players took a knee, while others bowed there head in silence for 30 seconds. Training camp spectators also participated.

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Lynch concluded the moment by thanking the crowd for their support.

Three people, a 6-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl, and a man in his 20's died in the shooting. Several other victims remain in the hospital with varying degrees of injury.

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Police officers escort people from Christmas Hill Park following a deadly shooting during the Gilroy Garlic Festival, in Gilroy, Calif.

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