San Jose mass shooting: Santa Clara Co. Sheriff's Dept. to release body camera footage

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department is releasing body camera footage Tuesday night from the mass shooting at a San Jose VTA railyard as they give the latest updates in a press conference.

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CHRIS WINN: Nearly one week after the Bay Area's deadliest mass shooting, a community struggles to heal. The tragedy unfolding at the VTA Guadalupe Light Rail Facility Wednesday, as a disgruntled employee unleashed a trail of terror that no one saw coming, before turning the gun on himself.

STACEY HENDLER ROSS: We're asking our passengers to please be patient, and we're trying to work as hard as we can to get them where they need to go.

CHRIS WINN: VTA spokesperson Stacey Hendler Ross says light rail operations will be suspended indefinitely to give employees the time they need to grieve.

STACEY HENDLER ROSS: To support each other. To take advantage of counseling services, and other resources. So we're not requiring them to come to work while they need that time.

CHRIS WINN: At San Jose City Hall, this memorial, a reminder of nine souls taken too soon. Mechanics, operators, and maintenance workers who were friends, fathers, sons, and significant others to so many who knew them.

MARIA NOEL FERNANDEZ: In weeks, months, years to come, the loss will be very real.

CHRIS WINN: A fund has been set up by Working Partnerships USA and the South Bay Labor Council to help provide support for the victims' families.

MARIA NOEL FERNANDEZ: We want to make sure they're not worried about how to put food on the table or they're not worried about how to pay for their rent and those are the things that as a community, we've got to step up and continue to step up to support these families and families like them.

CHRIS WINN: As many wonder if the tragedy could have been prevented, State Senator Dave Cortese, who represents San Jose, is calling for the expansion and improvement of California's Red Flag laws, which are meant to prevent gun violence and mass shootings.

DAVE CORTESE: Making sure that every Californian understands that that tool is available to them. That they can intercede. That they can let the appropriate authorities or officials know when they detect something is amiss with somebody, without stigmatizing anybody, without breaching privacy.

CHRIS WINN: But for now, these tracks will stay silent, partly in tribute to the men who spent years keeping this community moving. In San Jose, Chris Winn, ABC7 News.