A man from Indian-origin saved at least one person in a California mass shooting, was among the 9 people killed by a railway worker who killed himself in San Jose.
The man named Taptejdeep Singh, 36 was shot on Wednesday at a railway yard in the Silicon Valley, in California by a fellow railway worker.
Taptejdeep, was a train operator for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, a local light rail system.
San Jose Mercury News quoted Singh’s brother, Bagga Singh, as saying that his brother “put a lady in a control room to hide. He saved her and rushed down the stairway.”
He said that although his brother may be considered a hero, “he should have saved his life, too. We lost a good person.”
P.J. Bath, Taptejdeep’s brother-in-law, who also a light rail operator, said, “Taptejdeep was working the early shift. Taptejdeep was always helpful to everyone and caring.
The house of the shooter, a maintenance worker named Samuel James Cassidy, 57, went up in flames at the time when the shooting began.
The surrounding area was put on lockdown as the police searched the area for bombs.
Mourning the deaths and the impact on families of the trade “union brothers and sisters,” President Joe Biden renewed his call for stricter gun laws in a country that sees frequent mass shootings.
Just over the weekend, a mass shooting in New Jersey killed two people and injured several others.
Police said Cassidy apparently killed himself.
During the weekend a mass shooting in New Jersey killed 2 people and injured many others.
The motive of the shooting is still unknown until Thursday morning.