‘Shooter Is Down’ in San Jose, California, Incident: Sheriff

'Shooter Is Down' in San Jose, California, Incident: Sheriff 'Shooter Is Down' in San Jose, California, Incident: Sheriff (Getty Images)

By Newsmax Wires | Wednesday, 26 May 2021 11:51 AM

Several people were being treated for injuries a shooting at a railyard in San Jose, California, Wednesday morning that left the suspect dead.

Soon after the the shooting was reported about 6:45 a.m., the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, which had control of the scene, tweeted, without elaboration: "Shooter is down."

Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a tweet that "the shooter is no longer a threat" and the facility had been evacuated.

He said the shooting "has left several people being treated, but the situation is still being assessed."

CNN reports the shooting occurred at the site of a Valley Transportation Authority light rail maintenance yard. Brandi Childress, a spokeswoman for the agency, told CNN there were "reports of an active shooter" there and that employees had been evacuated.

The VTA tweeted in a later update, "Suspect deceased."

The rail yard is next door to the Sheriff’s Office and across a freeway from the airport.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

Material from Reuters and The Associated Press was used in this report.