Alleged San Jose Gunman Identified as 57-Year-Old Maintenance Worker Samuel Cassidy

FBI agents approach a home, rear, being investigated in connection to a shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) facility on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. A Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said a shooting at the rail yard left at least eight people, including …
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Fifty-seven-year-old Samuel Cassidy is being identified as the gunman who allegedly opened fire in San Jose, California’s Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Wednesday morning.

The Los Angeles Times identified Cassidy and noted that he was a maintenance worker at VTA.

NBC News noted that Cassidy was a “long-time employee” of VTA. They also explained that he allegedly starting shooting during a union meeting this morning.

ABC 7 observed that 8 innocents were killed in the attack.

Breitbart News reported that law enforcement began receiving 911 calls just after 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Police announced that the shooter was dead at 8:10 a.m. Pacific Time.

Sacramento’s KCRA explained the VTA facility where the shooting occurred “is next door to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department.”

Cassidy allegedly set fire to his house prior to going to the VTA facility.

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