San Jose shooting: Gunman had history of domestic violence

Police secure the scene of a mass shooting at a rail yard run by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose, California, U.S. May 26, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Peter DaSilva TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

A gunman in San Jose killed nine people and then himself at a light rail yard on Wednesday. His neighbors told local media outlets they were scared of him and that he had a temper, while court records indicate a history of alleged domestic abuse and violent mood swings. He also had access to illegal firearm magazines. The shooter’s victims were all Valley Transit Authority employees who worked in the maintenance yard.

“Some had been working for decades, some just several years. It's unclear how well all of them knew each other. But we know at least one of the victims was the manager of another one of them. So it's presumed that they were all pretty close,“ Mercury News reporter Maggie Angst tells KCRW.