Deadly Shooting at Railroad Yard in San Jose, California: Shooter Down

Darnell Taylor
May 26, 2021

Several people were killed and others were wounded when a shooter opened fire in a light rail yard in San Jose, California, on Wednesday morning, the county sheriff's office said.

One employee's mother told KTVU that the shooting occurred during a union meeting. "The suspect is confirmed deceased".

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office tweeted: 'Deputies now on scene for an active shooter investigation in the area of 100 W. Younger Ave. SJ. More info to follow'.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has not yet provided specifics on the number of injured or dead as of 9:02 a.m.

Multiple 911 calls about the shooting in the area of the 100 block of W. Younger Avenue and San Pedro Street came in just after 6:30 a.m. Law enforcement agencies have asked people to avoid the scene.

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The Younger Avenue address is a light rail yard of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), which provides rail, bus and various shuttle services to the booming Bay Area suburb and technology hub.

The building where the incident took place is a control center for the area's Valley Transportation Authority that is also used to store trains and serves as a maintenance yard.

Several people were receiving medical treatment, said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. I will update as more information becomes available'. Liccardo further added that a reunification center has been established for families at the County Building at 70 Hedding St., near 1st street. In the @VTA family, we mourn our lost coworkers and pray for the recovery of those being treated'.

"I can't confirm the exact number of injuries and fatalities".

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