Up to six to seven people could have been killed, with the gunman taking his own life, sources told the KPIX5 reporter. Len Ramirez.
The family of a Valley Transportation Authority employee told KTUV that the shooting took place at a union meeting, which the Santa Clara County Sheriff tweeted he was investigating just after 7 a.m. local time.
San Jose reporter Robert Salonga first reported that the gunman was among those killed in the shooting near Younger and San Pedro streets.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff confirmed the death in a tweet saying “the shooter is down.”
Although authorities have not confirmed the death beyond the gunman, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said several people were being treated for injuries while the situation was assessed.
“The shooter is no longer a threat and the facility has been evacuated,” he said in un tweet. “Our hearts are pained for the families of those we lost in this horrific shooting.”
San Jose Police reported that the gunfire was first reported at 6:34 a.m. local time, less than two hours before the shooter was confirmed to be killed.
The Mercury News first reported that several people were killed in the shooting, with Deputy Sheriff Russel Davis confirming “several deaths” and “several injuries.” He did not confirm the total death toll or the extent of the injuries.
VTA spokesperson Brandi Childress told ABC7 the building was not open to the public so the shooter would have needed employee access or breaking and entering.
“We ask for people’s prayers,” Ms. Childress said.
The outlet reported that “no more than 10 victims” were VTA employees. The outlet reported that “no more than 10 victims” were VTA employees. Family members searching for survivors were directed to a nearby county building at 70 W Hedding Street.
VTA mentionned that bereavement counselors would be on site for employees and family.
California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a tweeter he was “in close contact with local law enforcement and monitoring this situation closely.”
This is a developing story.