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San Jose Shooting Latest: Molotov cocktails, suspicious devices found in suspect's home

The devices were found Friday morning as authorities continued to search Samuel James Cassidy's home.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Days following the mass shooting in San Jose, more information is coming about the the victims, heroes and shooter. 

Taptejdeep Singh, one of the victims in Wednesday's shooting, died trying to save others from a gunman. He reportedly warned and tried to hide coworkers before he was killed.

The mass shooting at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose resulted in 10 people, including the gunman, dead. The shooter has since been identified as Samuel James Cassidy.

In a news release from the VTA, they confirmed the suspected shooter was a VTA employee. He was found dead near the Guadalupe Yard where the attack took place. The facility is a transit control center that stores trains and has a maintenance yard.

Authorities say the gunman had 12 guns and 22,000 rounds of ammunition at his home that he set on fire. Officials said Friday that the shooter, Samuel James Cassidy, had coordinated a fire at his house to coincide with the violence Wednesday at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose. 

The Santa Clara County sheriff’s office said in a news release that a search of Cassidy’s home also turned up multiple cans of gasoline and suspected Molotov cocktails.

A man who was working at a California rail yard when the gunman killed nine people says the attacker worked regularly with the victims and believes they were targeted. The worker says Cassidy stuck out as a loner and that he didn’t hurt people he encountered as he went to another building, where more shots were fired. A sheriff also told The Associated Press on Thursday that the shooter appeared to target some of the victims. Sheriff’s officials described him as “a highly disgruntled employee." 

A Biden administration official also says he spoke of hating his workplace while he was detained by U.S. customs officers after a 2016 trip to the Philippines.


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