What you know about the victims of the San Jose shootings
Local officials have identified nine victims of a shooting on Wednesday at a transit station in San Jose, California. Big picture: Many of the victims were long-time employees of the Valley Transport Authority. “Their work included bus and light rail operators, mechanics, linemen, and deputy directors,” AP. Report gets timely market news at Axios Markets. What we know: According to the Santa Clara County Prosecutor’s Office, the victims include: Abdul Bahab Aragmandan, “Abdi”, 63-year-old Aragmandan passed by, and VTA for about 20 years. ABC News. Adrian Valeza, 29, who worked as a substation maintenance officer at the substation, began working as a trainee at VTA in 2014 and eventually became a maintenance worker and light rail operator. Alex Ward Frich, 49, Frich was a VTA substation maintainer, but “Alex was all about this family,” his wife Tara told KTVU. The couple have been married for 20 years and they are two. I have a child. They were supposed to renew their wedding vows in Hawaii in September. Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, 35-year-old Hernandez, started working at VTA as a transit mechanic in 2012, but later at the substation. Became a mechanic. His ex-wife told NBC News that Hernandez was “the most affectionate, romantic and devoted man.” 63-year-old Lars Kepleler Lane was in 2001. He started working at VTA. Later this week, according to ABC News, Paul Dracles Megaia, 42-year-old Megaia, also joined VTA as a trainee in 2002 and eventually became a deputy director. His wife “Love, Joke, According to NBC News, Timothy Michael Lomo, 49, Lomo was an Air Force veteran and worked for VTA for 22 years. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Lomo and his wife I was planning a trip to visit my son. Michael Joseph Rudmetkin, 40, Ludmetkin started working at VTA in 2013 and was a “lifelong friend” of San Jose City Council member Raul Perales. According to KCRA News, Rudometkin’s A cousin said he was a “proud member” and “always stood up for the rights of all.” Taptejdeep Singh, 36, Singh is a married father with two toddlers. “He didn’t seek his own safety, even in the last moment. He was trying to save people in itself. That’s what he looks like,” he said. Her cousin, Harpartap Singh, told the NBC. Shooter Sam Cassidy is believed to have died himself at the shooting site. Authorities haven’t identified the motivation yet. Take more advantage of Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.