Shooting rocks California rail yard

  • Shooting rocks California rail yard

Shooting rocks California rail yard

The worker says Cassidy stuck out as a loner and that he didn't hurt people he encountered as he went to another building, where more shots were fired.

One of the nine victims killed in the San Jose rail yard shooting helped save the lives of his colleagues by hiding them in offices and calling others who had yet to arrive at work to warn them of the danger, according to statements from his family and one of his coworkers.

Alex Fritch, 49, died at a hospital late Wednesday, surrounded by his children and parents. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) weighed in on the shooting.

Authorities found "materials for bombs, detonator cords, the precursors to an explosive", at one rail yard locker, [Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie] Smith said, adding there was evidence the shooter had used a timer device to delay setting fire to his home.

They did not exchange gunfire with the shooter, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to Taptejdeep's cousin, Bagga Singh, the 36-year-old hid a female colleague in a control room, saving her life in the process, and then rushed down a flight of stairs, where he allegedly came in contact with the gunman.

In a press conference, Deputy Davis said 57-year-old Samuel Cassidy, an employee at the Valley Transportation Authority, was deceased after turning the gun on himself.

"I never believed him, and it never happened".

During his rampage, the shooter told a local union official who was present but did not work for the VTA, "I'm not going to shoot you", the sheriff told CNN.

'From what we have heard, he reacted quickly to get colleagues into secure offices, and was frantically calling others who would have been coming in for a shift change to warn them about the shooter, ' Karman stated.

"Every life that is taken by a bullet pierces the soul of our nation".

Victims were slain in a mass shooting at a light rail yard and were Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) employees.

The suspected gunman was Sam Cassidy, an employee at the VTA. The authority's chair Glenn Hendricks called the shooting a "horrible tragedy".

One of the nine men who were shot dead by a disgruntled co-worker in San Jose, California, on Wednesday was said to have spent his final moments heroically trying to save those around him, according to family members. According to multiple USA media reports, the blaze began at the suspect's home shortly before the attack.

'He told me he was with Paul, another victim, at the time, ' Sukhvir recounted.

An ex-girlfriend additionally accused him of raping and abusing her, often during violent "mood swings", according to cour t records cited by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Emergency calls about the shooting began around 6:30 a.m.

It remains unclear whether this was directly tied to his motive in the shooting.

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Singh was a married father of two young children.

There were more than 43,000 gun-related deaths in the United States previous year, including suicides, according to the Gun Violence Archive.