In California, a railway employee shot and killed eight colleagues
CALIFORNIA: A part-time employee at a train station in the San Jose area has shot dead eight of his colleagues. The assailant has since been killed.
The incident took place in a light rail yard at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), the cause of which has yet to be determined. However, at a news conference, Santa Clara County Police Officer Russell Davis said he also found a bomb-like device at the scene. It was not immediately clear how the attacker died, but he did confirm the attacker’s death.
The railway station is located near the city’s airport, and according to police, the nine dead were working in one place, while the attacker was probably working on a contract or part-time job. He is said to be 57 years old and is identified as Samui Cassidy. But the motive for the attack is still unknown.
At the time of the shooting, all the employees were working on a train when the assailant opened fire on them indiscriminately. Meanwhile, it was learned that a fire broke out in a house near the attacker which was brought under control and no casualties were reported.