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

Carla Harmon
May 26, 2021

A gunman has opened fire in a commuter train yard in California, killing "multiple" people, police say. "We have multiple victims and multiple casualties at this point".

Police rushed to an "active shooter investigation" at a public transit maintenance yard in San Jose - a Silicon Valley tech hub of nearly million people - after multiple 911 calls reported gunshots.

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputy Russell Davis told reporters that there were "there are multiple injuries and multiple fatalities" and the shooter was now dead.

"We can't confirm the exact number of injuries and deaths, but in this case we'll tell you that there are multiple injuries and multiple deaths", Davis said.

The shooting reported in downtown San Jose is at the VTA light rail yard in San Jose, a light rail official says.

Police did not immediately give any details on how the shooter was killed, or about the type of weapon used.

Police said some of the victims were employees at the site.

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office tweeted: 'Deputies now on scene for an active shooter investigation in the area of 100 W. Younger Ave. SJ.

The shooting occurred at about 6:45 a.m. local time near Younger Ave. and San Pedro the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) maintenance rail yard.

As news of the shooting broke, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said in a Twitter message his office was in touch with law enforcement and closely monitoring the situation.

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