Deadly shooting in San Jose, California

Law enforcement officers gather near the site of a reported shooting in San Jose California on Wednesday

The suspect is also deceased, police say, and the scene is safe.

The United States has a long and painful history of deadly gun violence, in the form of a steady daily toll of shootings as well as high-profile mass killings that have targeted schools, work places and shopping centers. "We have multiple victims and multiple casualties at this point". The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Twitter that the "shooter is down".

Police did not immediately give any details on how the shooter was killed, or about the type of weapon used. The victims include Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) employees, he said.

Police rushed to the light rail public transportation facility in San Jose - a Silicon Valley tech hub of nearly a million people - after receiving reports of an "active shooter", the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet. The facility is a transit control centre that stores trains and has a maintenance yard.

The VTA is a public transit service that operates bus and light rail services in the Santa Clara Valley and employs about 2,000 workers.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, an American attorney and politician from California tweeted: 'A shooting at the VTA facility on Younger St has left several people being treated, but the situation is still being assessed. Special agents from the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to the crime scene, officials said.

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