Law enforcement officials continue to investigate a deadly mass shooting at a Valley Transportation Authority maintenance yard in San Jose.
Here are the latest updates you need to know.
Updates on Investigation
- Nine people were killed in a shooting at a Valley Transportation Authority rail yard in San Jose. Authorities have identified all victims after notifying their families.
- The suspected shooter, identified as a VTA employee, also is dead.
- Multiple law enforcement agencies searched the suspect's home in San Jose.
- The gunman fired 39 shots and appeared to target some of the victims, sheriff says.
- A dozen guns, roughly 25,000 rounds of ammunition, suspected Molotov cocktails and multiple cans of gasoline were found inside the gunman's home, sheriff's office says.
Remembering the Victims
- A public vigil in memory of the victims was held Thursday at San Jose City Hall.
- VTA said it plans to honor the victims with a public memorial. Details to come.
- Along with community members, some VTA workers are stopping by a memorial outside San Jose City Hall to pay their respects.
Fund for Victims
- Working Partnerships USA has set up a fund to help victims of the shooting. Tax deductible donations in support of victims and their families can be made through Working Partnerships USA's Union Community Resources program.
VTA Service Impacted
- Light rail services has been suspended as of 12 noon Wednesday.
- Substitute bus bridges that were set up are no longer offered due to limited staff. Passengers should look to the regular bus network that serves the majority of riders who use public transit the most, VTA said.
- According to VTA officials, they are trying to get organized as quickly as possible to ensure bus bridges run along the light rail routes.
- Commuters with any questions should contact VTA's customer service line at 408-321-2300 to get a personalized bus route planning.
For more information: What to Know About VTA Light Rail Service After San Jose Mass Shooting
The Santa Clara County District Attorney provided the following information on resources available to assist anyone who was present, had family present, or affected by the VTA yard shooting.
The hotline 408-209-8356 is staffed to answer your questions and connect you to services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, June 4.
Services at VTA and Union Hall: In person grief support is being provided 24 hours a day at the four VTA yards and the Union Hall by the VTA Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and by the Bill Wilson Center (BWC) Team. Counselors will be at the yards Tuesday through Saturday and at the Union Hall Tuesday through Friday.
Bill Wilson Center: In person grief support is provided by the BWC's Centre for Living with Dying and Critical Incident Stress Management Team. In-person counseling can be scheduled by calling 408-243-0222 during business hours. The team will provide in-person critical incident response at the location of your choice: home, work or the BWC office at 1671 The Alameda, #2.
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