Multiple people are dead and several others injured following a mass shooting at California light rail yard, the county's sheriff's office said Wednesday.
The shooter is also among those dead. Employees of the Valley Transportation Authority were among the victims, and the extent of their injuries was not immediately clear, Davis said.
"We do have multiple victims and multiple casualties at this point", Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputy spokesman Russell Davis said, adding: "I can't confirm the exact number but I can confirm multiple injuries and multiple fatalities at this point".More news: British woman dies in Cyprus after AstraZeneca jab
Several local news outlets reported that as many as six people may have died in the bloodshed.
Sacramento's KCRA observed the shooting occurred "at a light rail facility that is next door to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department".
Authorities urged the public to stay away from the area while nearby schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution. This facility is a transit control center that stores trains and has a maintenance yard.More news: South Sudan to return 72 000 Covid vaccines to Covax
The shooting is said to have taken place early Wednesday morning, with first reports of gunfire at around 6:30am, U.S. local time.
"This is a horrific day for our city and it is a tragic day for the VTA family and our heart pains for the families and the co-workers because we know so many are feeling deeply this loss of their loved ones and their fiends", San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said.
According to CBS News in San Francisco, at least six people were killed, but the number has not yet been confirmed by police.More news: Journalist Arrested After Plane Forced Down in Belarus
The VTA operates three rail lines; it also runs 70 bus lines in the area.