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After Gunman Kills 9 in San Jose Shooting, USCCB Says: ‘Something Fundamentally Broken in Our Society’

Philip PachecoHERO Tent President Kiana Simmons (L), and Amar Singh of San Jose (R), tend to a vigil organized by HERO Tent, following the mass shooting at the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light-rail yard, outside City Hall on May 26, 2021 in San Jose, California.

“It is particularly tragic that in a city named in honor of Saint Joseph, who was such a loving guardian of the Holy Family, we are unable to protect our own fellow citizens from the ravages of gun violence,” Archbishop Coakley’s statement added.