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‘Multiple fatalities’ confirmed as California cops respond to shooting at San Jose rail yard

San Jose Police on Wednesday morning descended on a Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail maintenance yard, stating that a shooting had taken place, and that the scene was “active.” Locals were advised to “stay out of the area.”

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said shortly afterwards that the shooter was “down,” while the VTA confirmed multiple “casualties” and declared the shooter “deceased.”

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo also stated on Twitter that several people were injured. He added that the shooter was “no longer a threat.”

Speaking at a press conference later in the morning, sheriff’s office spokesman Russell Davis told reporters there was “a lot of speculation on fatalities,” adding “I don’t have a number for you. Everything is preliminary. It just happened.”

Video footage from the scene shows a heavy police presence, but gives no indication as to the number of injuries or deaths.

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