At least 8 killed in San Jose shooting

By Mike Hayes, Melissa Mahtani, Melissa Macaya, Meg Wagner and Veronica Rocha, CNN

Updated 10:01 PM ET, Wed May 26, 2021
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11:17 a.m. ET, May 26, 2021

Sheriff says "shooter is down"

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office tweeted that the "shooter is down."

Police are currently on scene for an active shooter investigation in the area of 100 W. Younger Ave. in Santa Clara County, California.

Police are asking people to avoid the area. The sheriff said earlier, “Active scene, use caution.”

11:26 a.m. ET, May 26, 2021

The site of the reported shooting is a transportation light rail yard


The shooting reported in downtown San Jose is at the VTA light rail yard in San Jose, a light rail official says.

“We do have reports of an active shooter, it is our light rail maintenance yard,” Brandi Childress, VTA spokesperson, says.

She says the sheriff and police are on scene and are asking people to avoid the area. “We have evacuated employees,” she said, calm but clearly shaken. 

CNN has reached out to Amalgamated Transit Union 265 and the National Amalgamated Transit Union for comment.

11:10 a.m. ET, May 26, 2021

Police are responding to reports of a shooting in San Jose

Police in San Jose are responding to a shooting near downtown San Jose near Younger Avenue and San Pedro Street, according to a tweet from the San Jose Police Department. 

“This is still an active scene and we ask that everyone stay out of the area while we conduct our investigation,” said the tweet.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s department is also on scene with no further details. 

CNN is headed to the staging area at Younger and First Streets in San Jose.