SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A gunman opened fire at the VTA rail yard located on West Younger Ave. early Wednesday in a mass shooting that left several employees dead or wounded, officials and sources said.
A Santa Clara County Sheriff’s spokesman confirmed there were multiple fatalities and multiple wounded, but the exact number was not immediately disclosed. The unidentified shooter was also confirmed to be dead, but the details were not available.
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Sources told KPIX 5 that there may be as many as 7 who have died in the shooting.
Mayor Sam Liccardo confirmed on social media that there were multiple victims.
“A shooting at the VTA facility on Younger St has left several people being treated, but the situation is still being assessed. The shooter is no longer a threat, and the facility has been evacuated.”
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The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department tweeted that “the shooter is down.”
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Police officers and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies responded in force early Wednesday after receiving calls of an active shooter at the VTA rail yard located on West Younger Ave.
The department tweeted at 7:10 a.m. that deputies had been sent to the yard at 100 West Younger which is located near the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and the 87/880 overpass.
San Jose police were also on the scene.
“Units are currently at the scene of a shooting in the area of Younger Av and San Pedro St,” the agency tweeted. “This is still an active scene and we ask that everyone stay out of the area while we conduct our investigation.
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