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Law enforcement officers at the Valley Transportation Authority streetcar yard where a mass shooting took place on May 26, 2021 in San Jose, California.

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An assailant opened fire on a light rail station in San Jose, Calif. On Wednesday morning, killing an unknown number of people and injuring others, the county sheriff’s office said.

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Assistant Russell Davis told reporters “there were multiple injuries and multiple deaths” and the assailant was dead.

“I cannot confirm the exact number of injuries and deaths,” he said. He said he couldn’t identify the shooter or confirm how they died.

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Filming took place just before 7 a.m. Pacific Time (2 p.m. GMT) at a light rail yard operated by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority near the city’s main airport.

“The shooter is no longer a threat and the facility has been evacuated,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo wrote on Twitter.

San Jose, a city of about 1 million people, sits in the heart of Silicon Valley, a global hub of technological innovation and home to some of America’s largest tech companies.

Mass shootings are common in the United States, which has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world.

In March, eight people, including six women of Asian descent, were shot dead in a series of attacks on day spas in and around Atlanta, and less than a week later, 10 people were killed in a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.

Davis said he would share more information later.

A local ABC News affiliate reported that the building was not open to the public, so the assailant would have needed employee access or breaking into it.

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