Photos show San Jose shooter Samuel Cassidy’s massive stash of weapons

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San Jose shooter Samuel Cassidy

Disturbing new photos show San Jose gunman Samuel James Cassidy’s massive stockpile of weapons — including 12 guns, Molotov cocktails and thousands of rounds of ammunition, authorities said Friday.

An undated photo of Samuel Cassidy, 57.
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A search of Cassidy’s fire-ravaged home yielded a total of 22,000 rounds of ammo along with firearms and multiple cans of gasoline, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Photos of his deadly stash show one of his guns along with bags of bullets and military-style ammunition belts.

Cassidy, 57, gunned down nine railyard workers at his job with semi-automatic handguns before killing himself on Wednesday morning. The disgruntled Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employee reportedly went from  “building to building” slaughtering coworkers. 

His home was later found on fire, sparking an investigation into whether he set it ablaze himself.

Local cops worked with the FBI and ATF to seize the weapons from Cassidy’s three-bedroom home at around 6:30 pm Wednesday.

Photos show thousands of bullets in plastic bags at Samuel James Cassidy’s home.
Photos show thousands of bullets in plastic bags at Samuel James Cassidy’s home.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
San Jose gunman Samuel James Cassidy owned belts that held several ammo magazines and a pistol.
San Jose gunman Samuel Cassidy owned belts that held several ammo magazines and a pistol.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
San Jose gunman Samuel James Cassidy also possessed military-style ammunition belts and high capacity ammo magazines.
San Jose gunman Samuel James Cassidy also possessed military-style ammunition belts and high-capacity ammo magazines.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
FBI agents approach Samuel James Cassidy’s house in San Jose, California on May 26, 2021.
FBI agents approach Samuel Cassidy’s house in San Jose, California, on May 26, 2021.
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Officers gather gear from their trunk near the scene of a mass shooting in San Jose, California.
Officers gather gear from their vehicle near the scene of the mass shooting in San Jose, California.
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Officers and medics arrive at the scene of a mass shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority facility in San Jose, California on May 26, 2021.
Officers and medics arrive at the scene of a mass shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority facility in San Jose, California, on May 26, 2021.
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Tactical law enforcement officers move through the Valley Transportation Authority light-rail yard amid a mass shooting in San Jose, California on May 26, 2021.
Tactical law enforcement officers move through the VTA light-rail yard amid a mass shooting in San Jose, California, on May 26, 2021.
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“It is believed that the suspect coordinated the destruction of his residence,” the sheriff’s office press release states. “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.”

Cassidy’s motive hasn’t been determined, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.



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