Several killed, wounded in California transit center shooting, dead suspects

Employees are among the victims.

Several people were killed and injured in a shooting at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) control center in San Jose, Calif., According to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

The death toll was not immediately clear, but VTA employees are among the victims, Sheriff spokesman Russell Davis said.

The suspect, a man, is also dead, Davis said.

The shooting was reported around 6.30am local time at an VTA hub where maintenance is being carried out and trains are stored.

The facility has been evacuated, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said. VTA said the service was not affected.

“Our hearts ache for families and colleagues,” Liccardo said at a press conference.

VTA board chairman Glenn Hendricks called the shooting a “horrific tragedy.”

“We are very sorry this event has happened,” Hendricks said at a press conference. “We’ll do whatever we can to help people get through this.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland has been briefed on the shooting, Department of Justice spokesman Anthony Coley told ABC News.

Hendricks said light rail service will be suspended at 12 p.m. local time.

“We will have bus bridges in place to provide limited service while we work on it,” VTA tweeted. “Light rail yard remains an active investigative scene, which limits our ability to provide the service.”

This is a developing story. Please come back for updates.

ABC News’ Jenna Harrison contributed to this report.


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