The man identified as the San Jose railway shooter is 57-year-old Samuel Cassidy. Yesterday morning, Cassidy opened fire upon fellow workers at his job, taking the lives of nine of them before killing himself.
Santa Clara officials identified the nine victims killed in the shooting, their ages ranging from 29 to 63:
Adrian Balleza, 29
Lars Kepler Lane, 63
Taptejdeep Singh, 42
Paul Delacruz Megia, 42
Timothy Michael Romo, 49
Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63
Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, 35
Michael Joseph Rudometkin, 40
There appears to be no known motive thus far; however, his violent past may shed some light as to why he went to this killing spree.
Some of the people closest to Cassidy shed some light on the man who police say also injured several others in Wednesday’s shooting at the Valley Transportation Authority light rail yard before killing himself.
The violence was not surprising for Cassidy’s ex-wife Cecilia Nelms, who says he would tell her he wanted to kill people at work, but she adds “I never believed him, and it never happened. Until now.”
As police were responding to the shooting eight miles away, the San Jose Fire Department was responding to Cassidy’s home where smoke could be seen. Police suspect arson.
“They encountered very heavy fire conditions,” said Jeff Fielding with the fire department. “There’s very heavy damage throughout the house.”
Hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found inside the home on Angmar Court.
We’ve also learned Cassidy’s ex-girlfriend filed a restraining order against him back in 2009. She alleged Cassidy had major mood swings that would get worse when he drank alcohol.
Clearly, this man had some very serious mental problems, so it is safe to assume this shooting a result of straight psychopathy. I am surprised, however, that the mainstream media hasn’t jumped on tragedy and blamed it on “White Supremacy.” It could be that it’s still too early, and doing so would be too insensitive, even for the lying, anti-White press.
Regardless, this is a tragedy, and I doubt this will be the last of its kind unless we address and tackle the number one underlying reason why mass shootings take place in the first place: mental health.