Vigil held to honor 9 victims of VTA shooting

San Jose VTA Rail Yard Shooting

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – The San Jose community turned out in a big way to support those directly affected by the VTA shooting on Wednesday.

The city held a vigil to remember each of the nine people killed.

Hundreds of people gathered at San Jose City Hall Plaza to support the nine families.

Initially it was reported that eight people died, but a ninth, Alex Fritch, died of his injuries late Wednesday.

The nine victims who were honored are:

  • Paul Megia
  • Taptejdeep Singh
  • Adrian Balleza
  • Jose Hernandez III
  • Timothy Romo
  • Alex Fritch
  • Michaeal Rudometkin
  • Abdolvahab Alaghmandan
  • Lars Lane

Many people who spoke to KRON4 said they are lifelong residents of San Jose and seeing this happen hurts. They came to make sure the nine families know that the community is here for them.

Anyone who feels that they have been impacted by this shooting can find assistance at a center set up at the Red Cross. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday.

The DA’s office says they might extend the assistance center into next week.

If you need, there is a help line to call: (408) 209-8356.

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