This photo taken from video provided by KGO-TV shows Brynn Ota-Mathews, 23, left, and Gabriella Gaus, 26, both wounded in the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, as they talk about their experience at Santa Clara Valley Regional Medical Center in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (KGO-TV via AP)

Survivors recount California shooting; motive still unknown

August 02, 2019 - 12:14 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who survived a mass shooting at California's Gilroy Garlic Festival says she's living with trauma — and a bullet in her body that will never be removed.

Twenty-six-year-old Brynn Ota-Mathews spoke to reporters on Thursday after being released from a hospital. She and another victim, Gabriella Gaus, talked about running for their lives as bullets burned their skin.

Authorities say they're still trying to determine a motive for Sunday's shooting, in which 19-year-old Santino Legan opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, killing three people — including two children.

The FBI says it doesn't appear that Legan targeted any particular group at the festival.

Two FBI profilers are working the case and investigators continue to comb through the crime scene, which covers more than 25 acres.

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