A gunman opened fire at a public transit rail yard in San Jose, California, Wednesday morning. At least 8 people were killed and others wounded by the attacker who was an employee of the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). Police also received information about explosive devices inside the transit building which is being investigated by bomb squad members.
Authorities received 911 calls at about 6:34 a.m. saying there were shots fired near the VTA’s control center, where it stores multiple light rail trains and also houses maintenance equipment for its fleet of buses as well as any other systems that could be serviced by this team of engineers in their designated space. Sadly, some victims were among those who work with or for them so they will need to figure out how best to get through these difficult times together now no matter what time zone they are on because from here on out when working late into the night is an unavoidable risk all across America.
Multiple law enforcement agencies and Fire Department personnel responded to the incident using their “active shooter protocol,” Davis said.
“A horrible tragedy has happened today, and our thoughts and love goes out to the VTA family, the organization and what they’ve had to go through,” Hendricks said.
It remains unclear if law enforcement is able both rescue any victims or confirm whether there have been fatalities yet but one thing’s for sure due to its limited ability after an active shooter event like this, we’ll all need some form of alternate transportation plan today until further notice!