VTA prepares to mark one year since mass shooting

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – In the South Bay, a week from Thursday will mark one year since a mass shooting at a VTA rail yard. On May 26, 2021 a worker opened fire inside a building and killed nine people.

But Stacey Hendler-Ross with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority told KRON4 that for many employees, it feels like it just happened.

“What I hear a lot around the agency is people saying I can’t believe it’s been a year already,” she said.

Hendler-Ross said nearly a year later, VTA leaders are trying to be sensitive to what employees may need, including continuing to offer counseling. And she’s noticed that community members are also supporting one another.