Several people were killed and wounded in a shooting in San Jose, California
(CNN) – Police in San Jose, California responded to a shooting Wednesday near the city on Younger Avenue and San Pedro Street, according to a San Jose Police Department tweet.
“The shooter was killed,” the Santa Clara County Sheriff tweeted in a brief update. Russell Davis, deputy sheriff of Santa Clara County, said nine people were killed this morning in a shooting at the Valley Traffic Authority train yard in San Jose.
The suspect involved in the shooting was a VDA employee, Russell Davis, deputy head of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, told a news conference.
“This is a growing situation,” he added, adding that law enforcement officials were working to obtain more information.
Licardo called the deadly shooting in a city train yard “a terrible day for our city.”
“Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives in this horrific shooting. The shooter is dead, and information will be provided at 9:30 p.m.” Licardo said in another tweet.
California Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted about the San Jose shooting and said his office was in close contact with local law enforcement.
We are in close contact with local law enforcement and are closely monitoring the situation. https://t.co/t6yBNmy3iH
– Gavin Newsom (avGavinNewsom) May 26, 2021
San Jose fire spokeswoman Erica Ray said several scenes were linked to the investigation into this morning’s shooting at the VDA light rail yard.
Firefighters and law enforcement are “still on the scene trying to figure everything out,” Ray said.
There will be an additional information session at 1:30 p.m.