A murderer Nine people On Thursday, a sheriff told the Associated Press that he appeared to be targeting some victims at the California railway station where he worked, and an official in the Biden administration stated that the gunman was detained by customs officials after traveling to the Philippines in 2016 At that time, it was said that he hated his workplace. .
Samuel Cassidy, 57 years old, Arrived Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said that at around 6:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning (13:30 GMT), in the light rail facility of the San Jose Valley Transit Authority, he took Carrying a duffel bag full of semi-automatic pistols and large-capacity magazines.
“In our opinion, at this point, he said to a person there:’I won’t shoot you,'” Smith said. “Then he shot and killed other people. So, I think he has some idea about who he wants to shoot.”
Although there are no cameras in the two buildings in the railway yard, Smith said that the cameras captured him moving from one location to another. Smith said that it took the police six minutes from the first 911 call to find Cassidy on the third floor of one of the buildings.
He committed suicide when the representatives shut down services for the county in the heart of Silicon Valley with a population of more than 1 million. Smith said that more than 100 people were present at the time. The authorities found five victims in one building and two victims in another building.
The authorities do not know whether Cassidy regularly cooperates with any of the victims. The sheriff said that investigators are issuing search warrants on his home and cell phone, trying to determine what caused the bloodshed.
“I’m not sure if we can really find the real motive, but we will piece together as many witnesses as possible,” she said.
According to a Biden administration official, after being detained in 2016, Cassidy was found to have a memo on how he hated the Valley Transportation Authority. He described the memo from the Department of Homeland Security, which listed Cassidy’s statement. The official saw the memo and explained its contents to the Associated Press, but was not authorized to talk publicly about the ongoing investigation.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the memo.
The memo did not explain why he was stopped by customs officers. It said he had a book on “terrorism, fear and manifesto,” but when asked if he had problems with people at work, he said no. It pointed out that Cassidy has a “minor criminal history” and cited the 1983 arrest in San Jose and the “minor crime obstruction/resistance to the sheriff” allegations.
Cassidy’s ex-wife said that he talked about killing people at work more than ten years ago. Documents show that he has been working for the transportation authority since at least 2012.
“I never believed him and it never happened. Until now,” tearful Cecilia Nemes told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
She said that he used to go home from get off work and was dissatisfied and angry with tasks he considered unfair.
She said: “He can concentrate on doing things.” Nemes said that the two had been married for about 10 years until they filed for divorce in 2005. She has not contacted Cassidy for about 13 years.
Victims of the Holocaust
Several long-term employees were killed and many of them worked together.
“No matter what happened yesterday, it shows how these people are trying to save the character of others while experiencing this chaotic situation,” said Naunihal Singh, the head of the light rail.
The victims were 49-year-old Alex Ward Fridge; Paul Delacruz Megia (Paul Delacruz Megia), 42 years old; Taptejdeep Singh, 36 years old; 29-year-old Adrian Ba Reza (Adrian Balleza); Jose Dejesus Hernandez (Jose Dejesus Hernandez), 35 years old; Timothy Michael Romo (Timothy Michael Romo), 49 years old; 40 years old Michael · Joseph Rudometkin (Michael Joseph Rudometkin); 63-year-old Abdolvahab Alaghmandan and 63-year-old Lars Kepler Lane.
To his friends, Lars Lane is a laid-back ordinary person. He likes spending time with his family and working on projects outside of the Valley Transportation Bureau.
His childhood friend and truck driver Brad Fisher said in a telephone interview with Reuters that he is the brother of his husband, father, grandfather and five siblings. Fisher said he was “an ordinary person who did extraordinary things.” As an avid cyclist and “jack of all trades”, Lane often likes to do some projects at home, such as building a swimming pool in his backyard.
Fisher, 66, said that Ryan was proud of his work at VTA, and once took Fisher to visit the railway station and even let him drive the train for one minute for entertainment.
Family friend Kashmir Singh Shahi (Kashmir Singh Shahi) said in a telephone interview that the 36-year-old Indian-born Taptejdeep Singh has been seeking to help others-this trait makes him A heavy price was paid on Wednesday.
“He told me that he was with another victim, Paul,” said Sukhvir Singh, a colleague who is not related to Taptejdeep Singh, in a statement. “As far as I know, he made sure at the last moments of his life that other people-in the building and elsewhere-could stay safe.”
According to KRON TV, 42-year-old Paul de la Cruz Megia has left three children. Megia is remembered by friends on social media because of her humor. In a Facebook post, his childhood friend Monica Lennon wrote that Megia’s eyes flashed with “special light” and he told “stupid jokes”.
Lennon wrote: “Thank you, because your contagious smile has made my life so bright.”
Phil Guzman said he had worked with some victims, and he wrote on Facebook that Megia is “one of the best supervisors I have ever worked for.”
“Never be too busy to listen to any of my stupid, stupid or crazy ideas. A truly honest and sincere person,” Guzman said of Megia.
Guzman also knew Adrian Balleza, the 29-year-old victim of Wednesday’s shooting. Balleza posted many pictures of his wife and young children on his Facebook page.
According to his Facebook profile, 40-year-old Michael Rudometkin is a motorcycle fan. When he posted on Facebook in December 2018 that he joined the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority as an overhead line worker, his mother Rosrudom Mekin wrote: “Congratulations son!”
Raul Perales, a San Jose City Councillor and a lifelong friend of Rudomerkin’s life, said: “Unfortunately, I have personally learned how these nine families felt this morning during the past night. It’s just an unbelievable one. Feeling, hope that the one you love will still go home and know that this will never happen again.”