By Nick Preciado
Reports of a shooting during a union meeting at the Guadalupe Light Rail Yard at 100 West Younger Avenue came in around 6:30 a.m. Law enforcement confirmed nine people died, including the shooter who’s been identified as VTA employee Samuel Cassidy.
The investigation is still active and is receiving assistance from the San Francisco branch of the FBI. Light rail service is suspended until further notice.
Working Partnerships USA is accepting donations in support of the victims and their families. Tax deductible donations can be made through its Union Community Resources program, and will be used to support those affected by the shooting.
Downtown Councilmember Raul Peralez wrote about the donation effort on social media.
“As we continue to receive new information about this morning’s tragic workplace shooting at the Younger Light Rail station, many have asked how to help at this time,” Peralez wrote. “Working Partnerships USA is accepting donations in support of the victims and their families.”
Working Partnerships advises residents to call (408) 809-2122 if they or anyone they know was impacted by the shooting. Donations will be used to support those directly impacted by the tragedy. officials said. All donations are tax deductible.
To make a donation to the fund, click here.
Checks can be mailed to Working Partnerships USA – Union Community Resources
2302 Zanker Rd
San Jose, CA 95131
Please include “UCR – VTA” in the memo line.
Contact Nick Preciado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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