¡¡¡¡Police were responding to an active shooter situation at a VTA light rail facility in San Jose Wednesday morning. (5/26/21)
¡¡¡¡- Breaking news now out of San Jose. VTA officials say there is an active shooting investigation at a light rail train yard facility. We do not know at this point if anyone is hurt, but we do know Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is responding.
¡¡¡¡There’s a lot of law enforcement in that area, as we can see from our live view from Chopper 5. They have secured a perimeter with police tape around there. We’re trying to get more details. We know this is on Younger Avenue near North 1st Street. Again, no word if anyone is heard, but VTA officials have confirmed there’s that investigation happening right now, an active shooter investigation. We have crew at the scene, and we’re gonna update you as soon as we know more.
¡¡¡¡GIANNA FRANCO: And as we take a look at the roadways right now, I wanna focus on that San Jose area right now. As Michelle mentioned, there are closures because of an active shooter on Younger at 1st Street in that area. And as I zoom in here, there’s a lot of congestion in and around there as well. So keep that in mind.
¡¡¡¡Not too far from 880 and 87. The freeways itself are still moving at an OK pace in that area, but I’m going to zoom out here, and you can see traffic getting busy anyway out of the South Bay as you head along but 101 northbound and as you work your way towards Mountain View. There was an accident on Mountain View area at 101 near Ellis and that’s causing a bit of a backup in that area. So we’ll keep you updated on that. The rest of your roadways, still pretty busy this morning if you’re headed out of the South Bay on 101, 85, and 280.
¡¡¡¡- OK, and, again, we are gonna find out more details. We don’t know at this point if anyone is heard. We know Chopper 5 is over the scene right now. A lot of law enforcement in that area.
¡¡¡¡If you look closely, you can see police tape surrounding the buildings in that area as they secure a perimeter. A lot of police cars lined up on one side of the street there. And we did see an ambulance earlier from our look from Chopper 5. But as far as the active shooter situation, all we know at this point is that it is being investigated by law enforcement.
¡¡¡¡We’re gonna take a look at a map right now so we can give you a closer idea of where this is and. And as Gianna was saying, you can see how close it is to the highway right there. Now, law enforcement has asked and VTA has asked everybody who is trying to get into that area to just stay away. This is an active shooter investigation, and so they want everybody to stay out of that area.
¡¡¡¡There are a lot of buildings in the area right there. Let’s see if we can see. It’s a rail yard facility, and Chopper 5, you can see that they’re kind of focusing on a– on a– one of the trains right there, and a truck with several people standing outside.
¡¡¡¡We don’t see a lot of activity as far as, you know, anybody being filed out of that building, or running, or any law enforcement with their guns drawn at this point. We don’t see any of that right now. We’re still trying to get all of the details. We do see an ambulance, and I can’t tell if they’ve put anybody on that ambulance or not, but a lot of people in that area. Several agencies have reported to the scene and are helping out with this investigation.