Date: 5/26/21

Summary: Samuel Cassidy, 57, a Valley Transportation Authorty employee, opened fire at a union meeting at the light rail facility, soon also fatally shooting himself at the scene. Before the attack, Cassidy had set fire to his own house, where he also had firearms and a stockpile of ammunition. His legal history included his ex-wife filing a restraining order against him in 2009.

Location: Workplace

Fatalities: 9

Injured:  0

Gender: M

Type: Mass

Weapon: semiautomatic handguns

Age of Shooter: 57

Mental Health Details: –

Sources: https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mass-shooting-in-San-Jose-What-we-know-so-far-16204689.php; https://apnews.com/article/san-jose-shootings-873c4d8b0189f3f985ab3bc31ae5837f; https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/05/26/san-jose-shooting/; https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-05-26/police-swarm-active-shooter-incident-in-san-jose; https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/05/27/san-jose-shooting/; https://apnews.com/article/california-business-shootings-2ac840b7cc77cc9e408a5d6daa7e7e30; https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/27/us/san-jose-shooting.html

mental Health Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/26/us/what-happened-in-san-jose-shooting.html?referringSource=articleShare

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