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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has reached an $8-million settlement with the families of eight victims of a mass shooting last year at a San Jose railyard, the Mercury News reported Friday.
Nine workers were killed in the May 26, 2021, shooting: Paul Delacruz Megia, 42; Taptejdeep Singh, 36; Adrian Balleza, 29; Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, 35; Timothy Michael Romo, 49; Michael Joseph Rudometkin, 40; Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63; Lars Kepler Lane, 63; and Alex Ward Fritch, 49.
The shooter, VTA employee Samuel Cassidy, killed himself when he was confronted by law enforcement.
The $8-million settlement comes a year after the families filed initial damage and wrongful-death claims against the VTA, the Mercury News reported.
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