8 transit workers have been killed in a mass shooting by a gunman in California, US. The gunman was later shot dead by security forces.
This incident took place on Wednesday morning at a railway yard in San Jose, Santa Clara County, USA.
The BBC quoted the local police as saying. The bomber struck shortly after 7:15 a.m. at a railway yard run by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), railway officials said. Among the dead were railway workers. The gunman who was killed was their former colleague.
However, it was not immediately clear why the attacker caused the incident. The security forces could not say whether he had been involved in any previous violence or was under surveillance.
One of the injured died on the way to the hospital, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said. “It was a terrible day for our city,” he told reporters in response to the incident. “My goal is to make sure that this doesn’t happen again,” he said.
We need to deal with the pandemic before this pandemic—gun violence.
Tomorrow the news may move on—but the labor community & loved ones of the 8 victims of today’s shooting won’t.
Time to move past the stale rhetoric of thoughts & prayers & pass commonsense gun laws NATIONWIDE.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 26, 2021