San Jose gun shooting kills 9: What you need to know
On Wednesday morning, a deadly shooting in San Jose claimed 9 lives.
The shooting happened in the VTA railyard and one of the employees was the shooter. He died on the scene as reported by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department.
The shooter was identified as 57-year-old Samuel J. Cassidy. According to reports, he set his home on fire before conducting the shooting.
The victims' identities have not yet been released.
The police came on the scene around 6.40 am and the shooting was still ongoing at that time.
The authorities have asked the public to avoid the area as the investigation is still in progress. There is a bomb squad on the site to look for possible explosives that might have been planted.
Mayor Liccardo said, "This is every mayor's worst nightmare.”