Authorities in San Jose, Calif. On Wednesday night identified a ninth victim of a gunman’s morning attack at a local transit agency.
The ninth person killed was identified as Alex Ward Fritch, 49, the Santa Clara County medical examiner and coroner’s office confirmed, according to Bay Area FOX 2. Fritch died hours after the gunfire, after being transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, FOX 2’s Greg Lee reported.
In all, 10 people died in the incident because the shooter turned on himself, authorities said earlier on Wednesday.
As of Wednesday evening, officials had previously identified eight victims of the shooting, aged 29 to 63. They have been identified as Adrian Balleza, 29; Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, 35 years old; Taptejdeep Singh, 36; Michael Joseph Rudometkin, 40; Paul Delacruz Megia, 42 years old; Timothy Michael Romo, 49; Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63 years old; and Lars Kepler Lane, 63.
The names were made public by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office, Bay Area FOX 2 reporter Azenith Smith reported on Twitter.
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“The staff and management of the Medical Examiner-Coroner and all the leaders of Santa Clara County wish to extend their deepest condolences to the families and those affected by this senseless tragedy,” county officials said in a statement to the station.
The gunman was also killed, who authorities say turned on himself after the attack. He has been identified as Sam James Cassidy, 57.
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Cassidy has been described as a low-key employee of the San Jose Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) who did not have a criminal record, FOX 2 reported.
The motive for the massacre is unclear, the station reported.