Official: Multiple People Killed in Shooting at San Jose VTA Railyard
Gunfire erupted Wednesday morning at a Valley Transportation Authority railyard in San Jose. A sheriff’s spokesman said there were multiple fatalities and injuries, and that the suspect is dead.
Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Russell Davis said that he could not specify the number of fatalities and injuries.
“I can’t confirm the exact number of injuries and fatalities but I will tell you that they are multiple injuries and multiple fatalities in this case,” Davis said. He added that “the suspect is confirmed deceased.”
The victims include VTA employees, Davis said.
BREAKING San Jose Police and Santa Clara County sheriff's officials are responding to reports of a shooting near downtown San Jose.
â¡ The shooting took place near a VTA light rail facility in the area of Younger Avenue and San Pedro Street.
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The shooting took place at a light rail facility that is next door to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department and across a freeway from the airport. The facility is a transit control center that stores trains and has a maintenance yard.
“Our hearts are pained for the families of those we have lost in this horrific shooting,” Mayor Sam Liccardo tweeted. “In the VTA family, we mourn our lost coworkers and pray for the recovery of those being treated.”
A spokesperson for the Valley Transportation Authority did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment.
Special agents from the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to the crime scene, officials said.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s tweeted that a reunification center for families will be located at 70 West Hedding Street.
This post will be updated.
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