2021 San Jose shooting

Coordinates: 37°21′15″N 121°54′30″W / 37.35417°N 121.90833°W / 37.35417; -121.90833
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2021 San Jose shooting
Part of mass shootings in the United States
The VTA Guadalupe Division yard where the shooting took place
Location101 W. Younger Ave.
San Jose, California, U.S.
Coordinates37°21′15″N 121°54′30″W / 37.35417°N 121.90833°W / 37.35417; -121.90833
DateMay 26, 2021 (2021-05-26)
c. 6:30 a.m.[1] (PDT)
TargetStaff at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Attack type
Mass murder, mass shooting, murder–suicide
WeaponsMultiple guns[2]
Deaths10 (including the gunman)
PerpetratorSamuel James Cassidy

On May 26, 2021, a mass shooting took place at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) rail yard in San Jose, California, United States. Ten people were killed, including the gunman, 57-year-old VTA employee Samuel James Cassidy, who shot and killed himself.[1][3][4][5][6]

In total, there were 10 deaths caused by the gunman. The gunman would be confirmed to be dead towards the end of the shooting, after 9 others had died.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gecker, Jocelyn; Mendoza, Martha (May 26, 2021). "Authorities ID 8 victims of California railyard shooting". Associated Press. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  2. Vera, Amir (May 26, 2021). "Here's what we know about the San Jose rail yard shooting". CNN. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  3. "Bomb Squad, Police Search Home of Suspect in San Jose VTA Yard Mass Shooting". NBC Bay Area. May 26, 2021. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  4. Rohrlich, Justin (May 26, 2021). "Gunman in San Jose Mass Shooting Identified as Employee Samuel Cassidy". The Daily Beast. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  5. "Mass Shooting Leaves 8 Dead at VTA Yard in San Jose". NBC Bay Area. 2021-05-26. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  6. "Ninth victim of VTA shooting in San Jose dies". San Jose Spotlight. 2021-05-26. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  7. McAuliff, Michael; Oliveira, Nelson (May 26, 2021). "8 people slain, suspected gunman kills himself in mass shooting at San Jose rail yard". The New York Daily News. Retrieved May 26, 2021.