An ex-wife who shot and killed nine people at a California railway depot told police he had killed people at the job more than a decade ago when he fled, his ex-wife said.
I never believed him and it never happened. Morning on a light rail company for the Valley Transport Authority. Cecilia Nelmes told the Associated Press on Wednesday after the attack from Ta.
It was still still firing rounds when our helpers came through the door. Our deputy saw it, took his own life, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith told reporters.
The sheriff’s office is next to Railroad Yard, which serves a county of more than 1 million people in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Two law enforcement officials said the assailant was identified as Samuel Cassidy, 557. Investigators did not immediately discuss any possible motives, but his ex-wife said he would come home from work dissatisfied and angry at what he thought was an unjust act.
He could think about things, he said. The couple had been married for about 10 years until a divorce petition was filed in 2005 and he had not been in contact with Cassidy for about 13 years, Nels said.
According to a database compiled by the Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University, it was the nation’s 15th genocide this year, with at least four people killed in the shootings, for a total of 86 people.
At the White House, Joe Biden ordered the flag to be flown at half-mast and called on Congress to act in accordance with the law to prevent gun violence.
Every life that carries bullets pierces the soul of our nation. Biden said in a statement, We can and will do more.
Governor Gavin visited the Newsom site and then spoke passionately about the latest genocide in the country.
Some of us have a numbness felt about it. He also said that there is a similarity in this. The question arises as to whether hacking is going on in the United States of America?
The shooting took place in two buildings and killed the employees of the bus and light rail operators, mechanics, linemen and an assistant super during their careers. Has worked for an agency since 1999.
Paul Delacruz Magia, 42, of the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office; Taptejdeep Singh, 36; Adrian Balleza, 29; Jose DeJesus Hernandez, 35; Timothy Michael Romo, 49; Michael Joseph Rudomkin, 40; Abdulwahab Alagamandan, 63, and Lars Kepler Lane, 63.
A ninth victim, Alex Ward French, 49, was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in critical condition and died Wednesday night, the coroner’s office said.
Singh worked as a light trainer for eight or nine years and was survived by his wife, two young children and many family members, his cousin Baga Singh said.
We heard he chose to shoot people, but I don’t know why they chose him because he had nothing to do with it, he said.
Counter-District Attorney Jeff Rosen said the shooter had multiple weapons. It was not immediately clear whether he received the weapons legally.
In court documents, the ex-girlfriend described Cassidy as restless and violent, in a flash of intense mood due to a bipolar disorder that made her worse when she was heavily intoxicated.
The woman alleged in an affidavit filed in 2009 after Cassidy issued a restraining order against her, forcing her to have sex despite her refusal to do so several times while she was drunk. The documents obtained by San Francisco Chronicle.
Doug Sue, who lives across the street, told the San Jose News Wednesday that Cassidy seemed strange and that he had never seen anyone meet him.
He would say hello and he would look at me without saying anything, Sue said Cassidy once told him to stay away while backing up in his car. I never spoke to him again.
Wednesday’s attack was the deadliest shooting in the San Francisco Bay area since 1993, when a gunman stormed the San Francisco Financial District’s legal offices and killed eight people before committing suicide.
It was also the 2nd mass shooting in Santa Clara less than two years. In July 2019, a gunman killed three people at a popular garlic festival in Gilroy and then himself.