Police respond to active shooter at California light rail yard

Multiple people are dead following a mass shooting at California light rail yard, according to reports Wednesday.  

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet early morning that they were responding to an active shooter in San Jose.    

The Mercury News reports multiple people are dead, including the shooter. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office later confirmed ‘shooter is down’. 

As many as seven people may have died, sources told KPIX 5

One Valley Transportation Authority employee’s mother told KTVU that the shooting occurred during a union meeting.  

Multiple people are dead following a mass shooting at California light rail yard, according to reports Wednesday

Multiple people are dead following a mass shooting at California light rail yard, according to reports Wednesday

Multiple people are dead following a mass shooting at California light rail yard, according to reports Wednesday

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet early morning that they were responding to an active shooter in San Jose

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet early morning that they were responding to an active shooter in San Jose

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet early morning that they were responding to an active shooter in San Jose

One Valley Transportation Authority employee's mother told KTVU that the shooting occurred during a union meeting. The Mercury News reports multiple people are dead, including the shooter. Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office later confirmed 'shooter is down'

One Valley Transportation Authority employee's mother told KTVU that the shooting occurred during a union meeting. The Mercury News reports multiple people are dead, including the shooter. Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office later confirmed 'shooter is down'

One Valley Transportation Authority employee’s mother told KTVU that the shooting occurred during a union meeting. The Mercury News reports multiple people are dead, including the shooter. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office later confirmed ‘shooter is down’

The sheriff had tweeted: ‘Deputies currently on scene for an active shooter investigation in the area of 100 W. Younger Ave. SJ. 

‘Please stay away from the area. More info to follow.’

They later added there would be a media staging area close by.  

The shooting is said to have taken place early Wednesday morning, with first reports of gunfire at around 6:30am local time. 

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo tweeted: ‘A shooting at the VTA facility on Younger St has left several people being treated, but the situation is still being assessed. 

‘The shooter is no longer a threat, and the facility has been evacuated. I will update as more information becomes available.’

The VTA operates three rail lines; it also runs 70 bus lines in the area. 

California police said Wednesday they were responding to an active shooter at a San Jose light rail yard, pictured

California police said Wednesday they were responding to an active shooter at a San Jose light rail yard, pictured

California police said Wednesday they were responding to an active shooter at a San Jose light rail yard, pictured

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office tweeted: 'Deputies currently on scene for an active shooter investigation in the area of 100 W. Younger Ave. SJ. 'Please stay away from the area. More info to follow.' They later added there would be a media staging area close by

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office tweeted: 'Deputies currently on scene for an active shooter investigation in the area of 100 W. Younger Ave. SJ. 'Please stay away from the area. More info to follow.' They later added there would be a media staging area close by

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office tweeted: ‘Deputies currently on scene for an active shooter investigation in the area of 100 W. Younger Ave. SJ. ‘Please stay away from the area. More info to follow.’ They later added there would be a media staging area close by

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