9th victim dies in San Jose mass shooting


SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — A ninth victim of the VTA railyard shooting in San Jose died Wednesday night in the hospital.

The Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner has identified them as 49-year-old Alex Ward Fritch, who was taken to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center after the shooting, the Santa Clara County Emergency Office Center said.

The victim’s family has been notified.

Surveillance video shows San Jose gunman before VTA mass shooting

Eight additional people were killed in the mass shooting and were previously identified:

Paul Delacruz Megia, age 42

Taptejdeep Singh, age 36
Adrian Balleza, age 29
Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, age 35
Timothy Michael Romo, age 49

Michael Joseph Rudometkin, age 40
Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, age 63

Lars Kepler Lane, age 63

The gunman, 57-year-old Samuel Cassidy, opened fire at his workplace on the morning of May 26 at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority railyard. He killed himself as police were arriving on the scene, making a total of 10 people dead.


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