San Francisco’s NBC News affiliate reports:
NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit has learned that the gunman who shot and killed nine VTA co-workers before taking his own life Wednesday was under investigation for allegedly making racist remarks to coworkers and was scheduled to attend a disciplinary hearing on the day of the attack.
According to law enforcement sources, Samuel Cassidy, 57, had been the subject of recent complaints including accusations that he was making inappropriate racial remarks to colleagues while on the job as a station maintenance worker. The gunman had also reportedly boasted to coworkers about having guns and explosives.
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NEW: The San Jose gunman was under investigation for making racist remarks to coworkers and faced a disciplinary hearing on the day of the attack. Media is also reporting that he shot specific coworkers, walking by others whom he allowed to live. #caleg https://t.co/izOkEOdjNG
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 28, 2021