Multiple people dead after a shooting at a San Jose rail yard

Daniel Fowler
May 26, 2021

Davis said there were multiple injuries.

"Multiple fatalities" are reported in a Wednesday morning shooting in San Jose, California.

One employee's mother told KTVU that the shooting occurred during a union meeting. Officials have since confirmed that the suspect, a man, is deceased.

VTA spokesperson Brandi Childress said the building where the shooting took place required security access, adding: 'It would have to be someone who either broke into this yard, or someone who has access.

Authorities urged the public to stay away from the area while nearby schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Multiple 911 calls about the shooting in the area of the 100 block of W. Younger Avenue and San Pedro Street came in just after 6:30 a.m. Law enforcement agencies have asked people to avoid the scene.

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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo tweeted that the shooting "left several people being treated, but the situation is still being assessed".

It was not immediately clear if the shooter was a worker at the facility, but police said some of the victims were employees at the site.

The shooting happened "on the VTA light rail yard but it did not happen in the operations control center", VTA Board Chairman Glenn Hendricks said. I will update as more information becomes available'.

A family reunification center has been set up at 55 West Younger Ave.in San Jose. ".we are in a very dark moment, but I am heartened to see the response of the VTA family".

The VTA operates three rail lines; it also runs 70 bus lines in the area.

"I can't confirm the exact number of injuries and fatalities", he said.

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