A Sikh man of Indian origin was also killed in a railyard shootout in California – a sikh man of Indian origin was also killed in a railyard shootout in california.
‘The Mercury News’ said on Thursday that Taptadejip Singh, born in India and raised in Union City, California, has a wife, a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. The bereaved Sikh community in the San Francisco Bay Area called him a “person to help and take care”.
Fellow employees of the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) called Singh a hero and said he walked out of an office room where some other co-workers were hiding to protect others.
On Wednesday, Samuel Cassidy (57), a VTA employee, shot and killed eight employees working with him and seriously injured another. It is one of the deadliest incidents of firing in California this year.
On reaching the scene of the police, the attacker shot and committed suicide.
Singh was a light rail operator in the VTA for the last nine years. They worked in a building separate from the one where most of the dead were found. This indicates that Cassidy had chosen the people he targeted.
PJ Bath, another light operator in the VTA itself and a relative of Singh, confirmed that Hamavalar and Singh were initially in separate buildings but did not say that the attacker had already selected those whom He targeted
Singh’s brother Bagga Singh said that he was told that his brother was shot while saving a woman.
Bagga said, “Singh can be considered a hero but he should have saved his life as well. We have lost a good person. ”
Emotional scenes were witnessed at the Red Cross Center in the city where the families of the victims gathered after the incident.
The motive behind the shootout is not yet known. Minutes after the incident, Cassidy’s house, about 13 km from the VTA office, was reported to have caught fire.
The fire was extinguished after an hour of hard work. Police said that the case is under separate investigation.
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