Washington: The death toll in a shooting at a rail yard in California’s San Jose has risen to nine, excluding the gunman himself, media reported on Thursday, citing local authorities.
Previous reports indicated that the attack left nine people dead, including the gunman himself, and many others injured.
Late on Wednesday, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office released the names of people killed in the incident, the NBC Bay Area broadcaster reported. The list included nine names.
One of the victims has been identified as 36-year-old Taptejdeep Singh from Union City. His brother told the media that Taptejdeep Singh died while trying to save the lives of others.
The shooting started early Wednesday morning at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail train yard, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said. The gunman was identified as 57-year-old Samuel Cassidy, a VTA employee. An investigation into the shooting is still ongoing.