US mass shooting: Gunman kills 8 plus himself in California shooting

US mass shooting: Gunman kills 8 plus himself in California shooting

California Mass shooting: Gunman kills 8 plus himself in San Jose shooting

Sam Cassidy, 57, has been identified by police as the shooter who opened fire at a California light-rail maintenance facility Wednesday, before turning the gun on himself. 

Cassidy worked at the Valley Transportation Authority facility in San Jose. Police confirmed he took his own life as police closed in on him. No motive for the shooting or information of the type of gun used has been released by authorities. 

One person was wounded in the shooting and is in critical condition at a local hospital. 

President Joe Biden said he and VP Kamala Harris had been briefed on the shootings. 

“I have the solemn duty of yet again ordering the flag to be lowered at half-staff, just weeks after doing so following the mass shootings at spas in and around Atlanta; in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado; at a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina; and at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Enough,” the president said. 

“Once again, I urge Congress to take immediate action and heed the call of the American people, including the vast majority of gun owners, to help end this epidemic of gun violence in America.” 


VOA – Gunman Kills 8 Plus Himself in California Shooting

CNN – Gunman who killed eight co-workers at California transit facility knew victims well, mayor says

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