Nine people, including a suspect, were killed in a shooting in San Jose, California, local police spokesman Russell Davis said.
He added that there are also “numerous wounded.”
The incident occurred on Wednesday early in the morning on the territory of the depot in the city center. The shooter worked for the VTA railway company.
Russell said that there was also information about possible bombs at the crime scene. In turn, district sheriff Lori Smith said that specially trained dogs helped to detect the device on the territory of the complex, but the details are not yet reported.
According to security sources in the LATimes newspaper, the suspect set fire to his house and went to a meeting of members of the VTA trade union, where he opened fire on the crowd.
The emergency situation was commented on in the White House. According to the representative of the presidential administration, Karin Jean-Pierre, they are monitoring the progress of the investigation.
“Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. I know that the officials have made a public statement on this issue. < … > We will continue to maintain close contact with them and provide any necessary assistance,” she added. Reports of shootings come from the United States almost daily. So, on the eve of at least three people were killed in a shootout in Ohio, the police did not rule out that it was an attempted robbery. On May 23, a 14-year-old girl died and 14 other people were injured in a shooting at an unauthorized concert in North Carolina.