By Don Sweeney

A mass shooting at a Valley Transportation Authority light rail yard in San Jose on Wednesday morning during a union meeting left multiple people injured and multiple people dead – including the shooter, according to authorities and sources. 

Speaking at a news conference, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy Russell Davis would not be specific about the number of how many people died and how many people were left wounded, but he did confirm there were “multiple victims and casualties” at the VTA light rail yard at 101 Younger Avenue.

He did add that the shooter was dead and that the “public is safe.” 

Active shooter investigation at VTA maintenance yard in San Jose

Davis said several people called 911 at 6:30 a.m. about reports of an active shooter.

Active shooter investigation near VTA yard in San Jose — WATCH LIVE

Davis would not elaborate on the type of weapon used or whether the shooting occurred inside or outside the building, which is a VTA hub that stores trains and serves as a maintenance yard not too far from the sheriff’s office. 

VTA spokeswoman Brandi Childress did not provide any more details about the shooting, where San Jose police and firefighters also were dispatched.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Explosives said they were also asked to help investigate. 

Ground and aerial video showed a massive response from emergency responders. Dozens and dozens of patrol cars and fire engines lined the streets near the yard. 




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here