SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON/AP) — Gunfire erupted Wednesday at a railyard in San Jose and a sheriff’s spokesman said there were multiple fatalities and injuries and that the suspect is dead.
Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Russell Davis said that he could not specify the number of fatalities and injuries.
“I can’t confirm the exact number of injuries and fatalities but I will tell you that they are multiple injuries and multiple fatalities in this case,” Davis said. He added that “the suspect is confirmed deceased.”
The victims include Valley Transportation Authority employees, Davis said.
San Jose Mayor tweeted the shooter is “no longer a threat” and several people are being treated.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority facility has been evacuated. VTA confirmed to KRON4 that the shooter is dead, but officials have not yet confirmed any specific deaths.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff also said the “shooter is down.”
VTA first told KRON4 that someone fired shots at a light-rail train in their maintenance yard on Wednesday morning.
The Guadalupe Yard is located off of West Younger Ave, near N San Pedro St. The sheriff is asking people to stay away from the area.
KRON4 reporter Camila Barco said several roads are blocked off and there are multiple police vehicles, as well as the San Jose Fire Department.
VTA told KRON4 around 7 a.m. they are trying to confirm with the Santa Clara County Sheriff whether someone is in custody.
This story will be updated.