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Santa Clara Sheriff's Office releases photos from suspected mass shooter's home: At least 22,000 rounds of ammunition, a dozen firearms, and suspected Molotov cocktails found

Santa Clara Sheriff's Office releases photos from suspected mass shooter's home: At least 22,000 rounds of ammunition, a dozen firearms, and suspected Molotov cocktails found
Law enforcement officers respond to the scene of a shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) facility on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in San Jose.Noah Berger/AP
  • Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office released photos of guns and ammunition found in Samuel Cassidy's home.
  • Cassidy is suspected of killing nine people and then himself at the Valley Transit Authority in San Jose, California.

Police recovered at least 22,000 rounds of ammunition in suspected mass shooter Samuel Cassidy's home in San Jose, California.

Police recovered at least 22,000 rounds of ammunition in suspected mass shooter Samuel Cassidy
Police recovered 22,000 rounds of ammunition in mass shooter Samuel Cassidy's home in San Jose, California.      Santa Clara Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, Cassidy, 57, was identified as the suspected gunman, who shot and killed nine people at the Valley Transit Authority before shooting himself.

"It is clear that this was a planned event and the suspect was prepared to use his firearms to take as many lives as he possibly could had Sheriff's Deputies not made entry to stop his rampage," the Sheriff's Office said in a Friday press release.

A dozen firearms were found in the home, along with suspected Molotov cocktails and multiple cans of gasoline.

A dozen firearms were found in the home, along with suspected Molotov cocktails and multiple cans of gasoline.
A dozen firearms were found in the home, along with suspected Molotov cocktails and multiple cans of gasoline.      Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

Police believe Cassidy had set fire to the home before shooting coworkers at the Valley Transit Authority.

Police believe Cassidy had set fire to the home before shooting coworkers at the Valley Transit Authority.
Cassidy had set fire to the home before shooting coworkers at the Valley Transit Authority.      Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

According to local KGO-TV reporter Laura Anthony, "suspect Sam Cassity ignited fire in his home, by placing ammunition inside pot on stove surrounding it with accelerants and then turning on the stove," per the Sheriff's Office.

Vigils are being held for the nine victims killed, who were all employees of the VTA.

Vigils are being held for the nine victims killed, who were all employees of the VTA.
Alyssa Rubino and Christina Gonzalez hold a picture of their cousin Michael Joseph Rudometkin during a vigil for victims of a shooting at a rail yard run by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose, California, U.S., May 27, 2021.      REUTERS/Brittany Hosea-Small

The victims, as identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner, are 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.

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