Police responding to shooting in downtown San Jose by VTA maintenance yard

Lawrence Kim
May 26, 2021

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.

Deputy Secretary of State Russell Davis, a spokesman for the Santa Clara County Sheriff, said the number of casualties could not be determined.

Multiple people died on Wednesday in a shooting that broke out at a railyard in San Jose, California. "I can't confirm an exact number of injuries and fatalities", said Davis during a press briefing.

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

The shooting took place a little before 7 a.m. PT (1400 GMT) at a light rail yard run by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority near the city's main airport.

Victims include employees of the Valley Transport Authority, Davis said.

The shooting was reported around 6:30 a.m. local time at a VTA hub where maintenance is conducted and trains are stored.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, an American attorney and politician from California tweeted: 'A shooting at the VTA facility on Younger St has left several people being treated, but the situation is still being assessed. Liccardo further added that a reunification center has been established for families at the County Building at 70 Hedding St., near 1st street.

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