GILROY, Calif. (AP/KTVU) - A family member of a 13-year-old girl who was killed by a gunman at the Gilroy Garlic Festival says the teenager may have inadvertently saved another relative's life.
Keyla Salazar of San Jose was one of three people slain Sunday before police killed the attacker.
Keyla's aunt says the teen was eating ice cream with family members when they heard gunshots and started running.
Katiuska Pimentel says her niece stayed back to keep pace with a relative who uses a cane and was shot with a bullet that otherwise might have hit that family member.
Pimentel says Keyla's stepfather was wounded as he went back for her.
Keyla died at the scene.
Her two sisters, ages 4 and 12, also were at the festival, but they escaped unharmed.