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What You Don’t Know About San Jose Shooting Victim: Paul Megia Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Facebook, Instagram and More

Taptejdeep Singh
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Who is Paul Delacruz Megia?

Paul Megia was one of the nine men who have been identified as the victims killed in a mass shooting at a San Jose light rail yard on May 26, 2021, in California. The victims all worked for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. They were shot dead when a co-worker opened fire during an early morning union meeting, authorities say. The victims range in age from 29 to 63. They were identified by the Santa Clara coroner’s office on May 27.

The VTA said in a statement, “We now have the names of the victims from Wednesday’s tragic attack at the Guadalupe Light Rail Yard.”.

At a press conference, officials displayed a poster board with photos of the nine victims and the words #VTAFamily. The VTA added, “Their families have been notified and are being provided with every resource we have available.

How old was Paul Megia?

Paul Megia was 42 years old at the time of death.

Paul Megia Obituary

Paul Megia was an assistant transportation superintendent for the Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority, according to his LinkedIn profile.  He had worked for the VTA in that position since 2012. According to KCRA, he started his career with the VTA as a bus operator trainee in 2002

He later worked as a light rail operator, transportation supervisor, and transit division supervisor.

Paul Megia Wife, Family

According to his family, Megia is survived by his wife and three children. They were planning to take a family trip to Disneyland the weekend after the shooting, his parents told KCRA. He and his family moved to the U.S. from the Philippines when he was a toddler, according to the news station.

His wife, Nicole, said in a statement, “Paul was a wonderful husband and father who was full of love, jokes, energy for life and always up for new adventures. I treasure all of our memories. God took you too soon and I would do anything to have one last hug and goodbye.”

“I will miss having my best friend by my side. I love you always.”

San Jose Shooting Victims

VTA General manager and CEO Evelynn Tran said, “We get up every morning safe in the belief that when we go to work, that we would come home to our family and our loved ones. That did not happen for Abdolvahab, Adrian, Alex, Jose, Lars, Michael, Paul, Taptejdeep and Timothy.”

“Some of us get training on what to do when there is an active shooter event. But not about the aftermath.”

Taptejdeep Singh, known as Taptej Singh, was killed while telling his co-workers to hide, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Adrian Balleza was married and is survived by his wife and young their son, according to her Facebook page. He began his career as a bus operator trainee in 2014 and was later a light rail operator and maintenance worker, according to the VTA.

Jose Dejesus Hernandez III began working at the VTA in 2012 as a transit mechanic. He later worked as an electro-mechanic and then a substation maintainer. Sarah Raelyn, his ex-wife, told NBC News that he was a calm and level-headed person who spent his life “worshipping the Lord and just helping people.”

Timothy Romo worked as an overhead line worker and had been a VTA employee for more than 20 years, according to the agency. He was a native of Greenfield, California. Romo was 49. His father was an officer in greenfield and his mother worked in our school cafeterias.

Michael Rudometkin worked as an overhead line worker after previously working as a mechanic and electrical mechanic during his time with the VTA, the agency said. He began working there in 2013. He attended Cupertino schools, was a Youth Minister and Pastoral Council member at Queen of Apostles Church in San Jose, CA. Michael graduated from Evergreen CollegeCum Laude and became one of the youngest Auto master technicians.

Abdolvahab Alaghmandan worked for 20 years at the VTA and was a substation maintainer, according to the agency. He was an immigrant from Iran, his son’s girlfriend told The New York Times. He moved his family to the United States so that they could have a better life

Lars Lane began working for the VTA in 2001 and was an electro-mechanic and overhead line worker during his career, the agency said. His family told Fox 40 he was a husband, father and grandfather, who is survived by his three children along with his wife.

Alex Fritch worked as a substation maintainer, according to the VTA. His wife told KTVU he was her “rock.” Fritch died at a San Jose hospital in her arms, she told the news station. His wife and he were to renew their vows in Hawaii in September.

A vigil is being planned for May 27 at 6 p.m. at San Jose City Hall Plaza at 200 East Santa Clara Street.”

fund has been established to help the families of the victims.

San Jose Shooting

“Many of these folks worked here for 20, 30 years, so yes, we do become a family,” George Sandoval, the VTA’s light rail maintenance operations manager, said at the press conference. “Our staff responds to emergencies on the rail and there’s a bond.”

Law enforcement on Wednesday worked to piece together what led a nine-year rail company worker to open fire on fellow employees at a light rail yard and whether a pair of fires, including one at the suspected gunman’s home, was linked to the deadly rampage.

The suspected gunman, identified as Samuel J. Cassidy started firing rounds sometime around 6:30 a.m. local time. He shot and killed eight people before ending his own life at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail hub.

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