A gunman at a transit station in San Jose, California, on Wednesday morning opened fire, killing at least eight victims, local authorities confirmed, noting the suspect was also dead.
What we know: Authorities emphasized the investigation is "fluid and active" and the number of victims could change.
The county sheriff’s spokesperson Deputy Russell Davis said the assailant was an employee of the Valley Transportation Authority, which provides bus, light rail and other transit services throughout Santa Clara County, the biggest county in the Bay Area. How to shooter died remains undetermined according to Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, per AP.
- The shooting took place at 6:30 a.m. local time and victims include VTA employees.
What they're saying: “A horrible tragedy has happened today, and our thoughts and love go out to the VTA family,” VTA Chairman Glenn Hendricks said at a news conference.