San Jose shooting victims ID’d; ages ranged from 29 to 63


Authorities in San Jose, California, have identified the eight people who were killed Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at a local transit agency facility.

The victims ranged in age from 29 to 63. They were identified as Adrian Balleza, 29; Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, 35; Taptejdeep Singh, 36; Michael Joseph Rudometkin, 40; Paul Delacruz Megia, 42; Timothy Michael Romo, 49; Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63; and Lars Kepler Lane, 63.

The names were made public by the Santa Clara County coroner’s office, journalist Azenith Smith of FOX 2 of the Bay Area reported on Twitter.

SAN JOSE SHOOTING LEAVES 8 DEAD, DECEASED SUSPECT IDENTIFIED; VICTIMS SHOT IN SEPARATE BUILDINGS

“The staff and leadership of the Medical Examiner-Coroner and the entire County of Santa Clara leadership want to express their deepest condolences to the families and individuals impacted by this senseless tragedy,” county officials said in a statement to the station.

Also killed was the gunman, whom authorities said turned his weapon on himself after the attack. He was identified as Sam James Cassidy, 57. 

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Cassidy was described as a quiet employee of the San Jose Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) who had no criminal record, FOX 2 reported.

The motive for the massacre remained unclear, the station reported.

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