8 Killed By Gunman At California Rail Yard: Police

Police said some of the victims were employees at the site. (Representational)

San Francisco:

Eight people were killed in a shooting Wednesday at a light rail yard in California in which the suspected gunman also died, police said.

The incident took place at a public transit maintenance yard in San Jose, a Silicon Valley tech hub of almost a million people south of San Francisco.

“I can confirm with you at this point that there are eight victims that are pronounced deceased at this point. And there’s one suspect that’s pronounced deceased,” said Russell Davis, a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy, warning that the numbers could rise.

The United States has a long and painful history of deadly gun violence, in the form of a steady daily toll of shootings as well as high-profile mass killings that have targeted schools, work places and shopping centers

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