VTA to hold vigil 1 year after mass shooting

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — The mass shooting in Texas comes nearly a year after the mass shooting at the VTA rail yard in San Jose.

On May 26, 2021, nine people were killed after a disgruntled employee opened fire. On Thursday, residents plan to hold a candlelight vigil here for the victims beginning at 6:30 p.m.

They will be honoring 10 victims. Nine died in the shooting and the tenth took his own life a few months after experiencing the mass shooting. The trains will honk their horn for each victim.

KRON4 spoke with California State Senator Dave Cortese, who helped secure funding for the VTA recovery, also a bill making its way through the California legislature that he believes would help stop mass shootings. in the schools.

“Requiring school officials to contact law enforcement immediately in the face of a perceived threat, on a scale that firearms safety is at stake, that call must be made immediately and we must make that clear through this legislation. Cortese said.

Cortese says the bill now heading to the state assembly has strong bipartisan support. He says it is a time for action, not inaction. Like the families who will come here tomorrow, they will remember their loved ones who were killed a year ago.

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