A suspect is down after a mass shooting at a rail yard in San Jose, California that Police confirmed has left at least 8 people dead.

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 afterward that the shooter was “down,” and the VTA declared the suspect “deceased.” 

Speaking to reporters later, sheriff’s office spokesman Russell Davis confirmed “there are eight victims that are pronounced deceased at this point. And there is one suspect that’s pronounced deceased.”

He also confirmed that the male shooter was a VTA employee and that other employees are among the dead.

Video footage from the scene shows a heavy police presence.

Watch San Jose Official confirm multiple dead, including suspect, in rail yard mass shooting


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