UPDATE: 9 dead, multiple injured following San Jose mass shooting

SAN JOSE, Calif. (ABC) — UPDATE: Authorities have confirmed 9 people are dead following a mass shooting in a VTA rail yard in San Jose Wednesday.

The suspected shooter, a VTA employee identified as 57-year-old Sam Cassidy, is among the dead reports Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Russell Davis said. How Cassidy died is still undetermined.

Davis shared that several others are injured, with at least one person in critical condition.

Multiple sources tell ABC News this is a suspected workplace violence incident.


Several people have been killed following an active shooter situation in San Jose, reports the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department.

The Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office originally alerted the public to an active shooter investigation via Twitter around 9:15 CDT at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose. Several county buildings are located in this area, including the sheriff’s office and county jail.

According to a tweet posted by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, the shooter is now deceased after being taken down by authorities.

The Mayor also explained that “several people” are “being treated, but the situation is still being assessed.”

It is unclear at this time how many victims there were, but sources told ABC News there are “no more than 10 victims.”

Authorities are asking the public to avoid the area as they investigate.

We’ll keep you updated as new details are released. 

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