Community of Gilroy works toward healing after mass shooting



GILROY WITH HOW THEY ARE TRYING
TO HEAL. VICKI: GILROY’S POPULATION IS
JUST OVER 50,000 PEOPLE. THE GARLIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
ENERGY, ON PAUSE. >> IT’S USUALLY PRETTY HAPPY
GO-LUCKY. GILROY IS SALT OF THE EARTH KIND
OF PEOPLE. BUT I THINK IT’S ROCKED THIS
COMMUNITY. VICKI: BUT THE COMMUNITY IS
WRAPPING ITS ARMS AROUND
NEIGHBORS, THE BEST WAY THEY
KNOW HOW. >> I LOVE MY TOWN. I’M PROUD TO BE RAISED HERE. VICKI: CAL SILK UNDERSTANDS THAT
MEANING OF HOMETOWN. >> WE’RE FAMILY OWNED AND
OPERATED SINCE 1985. VICKI: THE GILROY SCREEN
PRINTING COMPANY, COPING THROUGH
TRAUMA. > IT REALLY HITS HOME. PEOPLE NOT RESPONDING TO ME. WHERE ARE YOU? I’M LIKE, WHERE ARE MY FRIENDS? VICKI: GILROY STRONG TO PUSH
THROUGH THE DARKEST TIME. >> WE WERE THERE. I HAD A SHOT HIT ABOUT THREE
FEET FROM ME. SO, IT WAS NERVE-WRACKING. VICKI: SCOTT AND BRETT
MCWILLIAMS, AMONG THE FIRST IN
LINE. >> I WAS 100 FEET FROM IT. FIRST, I THOUGHT IT WA
FIRECRACKERS
AND THEN I SAW GUNSHOTS, AND I
WAS LIKE, NO.,
WHY IN GILROY? VICKI: WHILE OUT OF TOWN VENDOR
VINZINA INIGARIDA, IS STRANDED,
HER BELONGINGS STILL AT
CHRISTMAS HILL PARK. >> SEEING THEM DROP RIGHT IN
FRONT OF MY BOOTH AND RUNNING
INTO MY BOOTH FOR COVER AND
FOR SHELTER. I HAD LITTLE 13-YEAR-OLD GIRLS
THAT WERE TREMBLING AND CRYING. VICKI: BUT NOW FOREVER CONNECTED
TO GILROY. >> EVEN THOUGH I LIVE IN
ESCONDIDO IT’S STILL THE SAME. I FEEL THE STRENGTH. WE ARE ALL TOGETHER AS A
COMMUNITY. VICKI: THROUGH TERROR, SHOWN THE
KINDNESS OF STRANGERS, GILROY
NATIVE SILVIA URIZAR, PULLING
THEM OUT OF A RED CROSS SHELTER,
OPENING THE DOORS TO HER HOME. >> WE WENT TO A PLACE AND GOT
SOME FOOD. WENT TO HER HOME AND WE STAYED
THERE. >> WE’RE ALL HUMAN AND WE ALL
HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER. AND THE REALITY IS THAT IT WAS
ACTUALLY A THERAPY MYSELF, BEING
A VICTIM MYSELF. VICKI: A HASHTAG TOWARDS
HEALING, THAT ALREADY HUNDREDS,
AND QUITE POSSIBLY THOUSANDS,
WILL BE WEARING CLOSE TO THEIR
HEART. >> WE KNOW IT’S HAPPENED
ELSEWHERE. WE NEVER WANT IT TO HAPPEN HERE. BUT IT DID. SO NOW WE’RE ONE OF THOSE GROUPS
THAT HAVE TO HEAL AND MOVE ON.

3 thoughts on “Community of Gilroy works toward healing after mass shooting

  1. Mark 12:30-31 (KJV) And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
    And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

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