Eight killed in San Jose shooting

Ruben Hill
Мая 27, 2021

"I have the solemn duty of yet again ordering the flag to be lowered at half-staff, just weeks after doing so following the mass shootings at spas in and around Atlanta; in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado; at a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina; and at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana".

The shooting took place a little before 10 a.m.

President Joe Biden was briefed on the shooting, and his staff continued to monitor the situation while keeping in close contact with local officials to offer any assistance needed, the White House said. It was "it was too much work, stressful, his boss was mean to him", she said.

The other victims of the shooting were identified as Paul Delacruz Megia (42), Adrian Balleza (29), Jose Dejesus Hernandez (35), Timothy Michael Romo (49), Michael Joseph Rudometkin (40), Abdolvahab Alaghmandan (63), and Lars Kepler Lane (63).

Another man wounded in the attack was in critical condition at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, spokesperson Joy Alexiou said. I think numbness is what we all feel ... it raises the question of what's happening in the United States and what's wrong.

This year alone, the San Jose shooting is the 232nd mass shooting to occur in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

"There are no words to describe the heartache we are feeling right now, especially for his family", he wrote on Facebook.

It wasn't immediately clear whether he had obtained the guns legally.

Though known by some to be quiet, Cassidy also had a darker side and was often quick to anger, according to a former girlfriend and a neighbor.

In 2009, Cassidy had sought a restraining order against the woman, claiming she had threatened to get him fired from his job and had damaged a auto in his driveway. CBS San Francisco says. "When he was mad, he was mad", said Nelms, who was married to Cassidy until 2005.

Cassidy had worked for the transit authority since at least 2012, when he was listed as an "electro-mechanic, ' and was promoted to 'substation maintainer" in 2015, according to records posted by the nonprofit website Transportation California.

Prior to arriving at work and opening fire, Cassidy had set his own house on fire, with gasoline and ammunition left inside, FOX 2 of the Bay Area reported.

He confirmed in television news interviews that authorities had also responded to a fire at the home of the suspect that erupted at about the same time as the shooting. Law enforcement officers cordoned off the area near the home and went in and out Wednesday.

"The whole crew is gone, the whole shift is gone", the employee told the Mercury News of San Jose. Once, Cassidy yelled at him to stay away as he was backing up his auto. "So I ignore him every time I see him".

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