I think numbness is what we all feel ... it raises the question of what's happening in the United States and what's wrong.
"He just thought that some people got more easy-going things at work, and he'd get the harder jobs", she said. The attacker took his own life, according to authorities.
The Santa Clara County Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner identified the victims as Paul Delacruz Megia, 42; Taptejdeep Singh, 36; Adrian Balleza, 29; Jose Dejesus Hernandez, 35; Timothy Michael Romo, 49; Michael Joseph Rudometkin, 40; Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63, and Lars Kepler Lane, 63.
Last year, he earned a salary of $102,000, plus benefits and $20,000 in overtime, the records showed.
Court records obtained by the SF Chronicle also alleged that the 57-year-old man would abuse, and also rape her while experiencing "mood swings" during their time together.
The shooting took place in two buildings and killed employees who had been bus and light rail operators, mechanics, linemen and an assistant superintendent over the course of their careers.
Mr Singh was a light rail operator at the VTA for nine years now. It is considered the heart of Silicon Valley, a global center of technological innovation where some of America's biggest tech companies are based. The time was just minutes after police were called about the shooting at the VTA facility, about 8 miles away.
The fire was extinguished in an hour-long operation.
Later on Wednesday, Biden ordered flags around the country to fly at half-staff. Authorities say a can of gasoline and hundreds of ammunition were found in the house.
Special agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to the crime scene, officials said.
This year alone, the San Jose shooting is the 232nd mass shooting to occur in the U.S., according to the Gun Violence Archive.
A White House spokeswoman told reporters that the shooting was further evidence that the United States was in the grip of an "epidemic of gun violence".
Wednesday's incident was the latest of at least nine deadly US mass shootings in the past three months, including a string of attacks at Atlanta-area day spas in mid-March and a rampage days later that killed 10 at a Colorado supermarket. He was running around the building to save others' lives.
The United States saw at least 200 mass shootings in the first 132 days of this year, according to a report by the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit research group that defines such incidents as those in which four or more people, other than the assailant, are shot, regardless of the number killed.