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San Jose mass shooting takes death toll to Nine as police searches for shooter’s motive

The mass shooting that left many dead after a worker shot his co-workers at work has put police officers to work as they work towards solving the riddle

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The San Jose mass shooting has left the United States inhabitants, which includes the police in a quandary, as they are not sure what could have triggered the shooting.

On Thursday, police and federal investigators have been struggling to figure out why a Northern California transportation employee started firing on his coworkers, bringing the number of deaths in the latest mass shooting in the United States to nine.

According to Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, the alleged gunman opened fire on himself as police closed in on him minutes after shots were fired at a light rail yard in the heart of Silicon Valley at about 6:30 a.m. local time (13:30 a.m. GMT) on Wednesday.

At around the same time as the shooting was reported, firefighters did respond to a fire at the suspect’s home. After an explosive device was discovered, a police bomb squad searched the rail yard and surroundings.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are assisting police at the scene, and they have turned down to speculate on a motive for the shooting spree.

However, the gunman’s ex-wife, Cecilia Nelms, told the Associated Press news agency that Cassidy had talked about killing people at work more than a decade ago.

I never believed him, and it never happened. Until now

Details of the San Jose mass shooting

The shooter and the nine victims were all staff members of the city’s transit agency, which is situated near the airport. The bodies were found in two buildings.

The victims were identified late Wednesday by the Santa Clara County medical examiner- coroner’s office.  They all did appear to be men, and their ages ranged from 29 to 63: Taptejdeep Singh, Adrian Balleza, Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, Timothy Michael Romo, Michael Joseph Rudometkin, Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, Paul Delacruz Megia and Lars Kepler Lane.

Alex Ward Fritch, 49, who happened to be the ninth victim died late Wednesday after being admitted to the hospital in critical condition, according to the medical examiner’s office, as reported by NBC Bay Area.

According to records published by the nonprofit website Transportation California, Cassidy had worked for the transit authority since at least 2012, when he was listed as a “electro-mechanic,” and was promoted to “substation maintainer” in 2015.

According to records, he was paid $102,000 full bonuses and $20,000 in overtime last year.
As per court records, the accused and then another individual filed domestic violence restraining orders against each other in 2009, three years after Cassidy and his wife left.

San Jose is a one-million-person city in Silicon Valley, a global technology hub that is home to some of the country’s largest tech companies.

The San Jose mass shooting on Wednesday was the latest in a string of at least nine deadly mass shootings in the United States in the last three months, including a string of attacks at Atlanta-area day spas in mid-March and a killing spree in a Colorado supermarket a few days later that killed ten people.

Last month, a former FedEx employee in Indianapolis shot to death eight coworkers prior to killing himself. At a birthday party in Colorado earlier this month, a man fatally murdered his girlfriend and five other people before killing himself.


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