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Multiple Deaths In Shooting At San Jose Railyard




Emergency responders gather at the scene of a shooting where nine people were reported dead including the shooter on May 26, 2021 at the San Jose Railyard in San Jose, California.
Emergency responders gather at the scene of a shooting where nine people were reported dead including the shooter on May 26, 2021 at the San Jose Railyard in San Jose, California.
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Gunfire erupted at a railyard in San Jose, and authorities say multiple people were killed and wounded. Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Russell Davis said Wednesday that he could not specify the number of dead and wounded. He also said the suspect was dead, but he could not describe how the shooter died. The shooting took place around 6:30 a.m. at a light rail facility next door to the sheriff’s department and across a freeway from the airport. The facility is a transit control center that stores trains and has a maintenance yard.

VTA trains were already out on morning runs when the shooting occurred. Light rail service was to be suspended at noon and replaced with bus bridges.

Two patients were transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, according to spokesperson Joy Alexiou. One person was pronounced dead upon arrival, and the other was in critical condition.

The attack was the county’s second shooting in less than two years. A gunman killed three people before killing himself at a popular garlic festival in Gilroy in July 2019.

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Rachael Myrow, senior editor at KQED, NPR affiliate in San Francisco; she tweets @rachaelmyrow