Sport

Shooting in San Jose railroad yard increases deaths

Shooting in San Jose railroad yard increases deaths”

Authorities did not immediately offer many details or a possible motive for the shooting, which unfolded about 6:30 a.m.

The VTA provides bus, light rail and other transit services throughout Santa Clara County, the largest in the Bay Area and home to Silicon Valley.

Wednesday's incident was the latest of at least nine deadly United States mass shootings that have made national headlines in the past three months, starting with a string of attacks at Atlanta-area day spas in mid-March that claimed eight lives, and a rampage days later that killed 10 at a Colourado supermarket.

Governor Gavin Newsom, appearing with Smith and others in San Jose, voiced exasperation at the frequency and regularity of gun violence in America.

"It begs the damn question, What the hell is going on in the United States of America?" With us. And when will we come to understand this?

A house fire reported minutes after the shooting is also believed to be linked to the suspect, sources told ABC News.

The attacker was identified as 57-year-old Samuel Cassidy, according to two law enforcement officials.

The shooting happened at around 6:45 local time (14:45 GMT). A police bomb squad searched the rail yard and adjacent buildings after an explosive device was found. The victims were found in two buildings on the site.

More news: Residents flee as volcano erupts in Congo, lava engulfs major highway

The County of Santa Clara medical examiner-coroner's office identified victims late on Wednesday.

"I can confirm with you that deputies did not exchange gunfire and right now we're going to preliminarily go with the assumption that it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound from the suspect", Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Russell Davis said during a briefing Wednesday.

Cassidy had worked for Valley Transportation Authority since at least 2012, according to the public payroll and pension database Transparent California, first as a mechanic from 2012 to 2014, then as someone who maintained substations.

His ex-wife, Cecilia Nelms, told the Mercury News on Wednesday that he would rant about his co-workers and bosses and would sometimes lash out at her.

One VTA employee, who asked not to be named, claimed Cassidy had essentially gunned down an entire shift of employees at the transit agency. "When he was in a good mood he was a great guy".

The Associated Press generally does not name people who say they have been sexually assaulted.

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 vehicle in his driveway.

Court records show the case was resolved in April 2009.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


27 May 2021
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 cases continue decline, with 250
Henry says 2,979,951 doses of COVID-19 have been administered to British Columbians, including 152,010 second doses. There are 3,580 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, a decrease of 202 from Tuesday.

27 May 2021
Covid: Matt Hancock to face questions after Dominic Cummings attack
He added that "none of the decisions had been easy" but that his government had followed "the best scientific advice that we can". But his frequent clashes with colleagues are said to have led to persistent tensions and he left government a year later.

27 May 2021
Victoria sees biggest daily rise in Covid cases in 7 months
We were working last might for contingencies and possibilities because we didn't know who the other states were going to react. These new cases bring the total number of cases in Melbourne's growing COVID-19 outbreak to 26.

26 May 2021
Vaxxed woman in Cyprus dies from blood clot
The province is now reporting 16 cases of thrombotic thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), of which, 13 meet the criteria for VITT. Another 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca expire next month, and the province now has more than 300,000 doses in stock.

26 May 2021
Airlines Avoid Belarusian Airspace over Plane Diversion, Arrest of Journalist
US President Joe Biden salutes as he arrives at Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware May 25, 2021. It's yet another shocking assault on human rights and freedom of the press by the Belarusian authorities.

25 May 2021
Restrictions back as new COVID outbreak hits Melbourne
All domestic borders remain open despite most states and territories issuing updated travel advice for recent Victorian arrivals. People who have visited the listed stores during the specified times must get tested and quarantine for 14 days.

25 May 2021
India passes 300,000 Covid-19 deaths as 'black fungus' spreads
People waiting during COVID-19 vaccination drive at KC General Hospital, in Bengaluru on Friday 21 May 2021. In rural villages, fever and breathlessness took people before they were even tested for coronavirus.

25 May 2021
Cypriot national on hijacked plane is well, in Vilnius
Belarusian news agency BelTA reported Mr Lukashenko had personally ordered the warplane to escort the Ryanair plane to Minsk. Belarusian authorities claimed they had responded to a request for help from the flight about a bomb threat onboard.

25 May 2021
Italian cable vehicle plunges to the ground, killing at least 12
The cable auto has been active since the 1970s and recently reopened as coronavirus measures were lifted in Italy on 24 April. She said the cabin reeled back down the line until it apparently hit a pylon and then plummeted to the ground.

25 May 2021
Leaked video shows Louisiana state troopers killing man in custody
Greene is then left moaning, facedown, for more than nine minutes while officers wipe blood from their hands. The lawsuit alleged officers " used lethal force " against him. "Oh, Lord!" Greene screams out.