LATHROP (CBS13) – Family, friends, and the community are mourning the loss of nine men who were killed on Wednesday at a San Jose VTA light rail yard.

Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal worked at a VTA bus yard for 30 years. He worked considered everyone there his second family.

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Although upset, he agreed to talk to CBS13 over the phone.

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“VTA is my second family. Nine people lost their lives. I have no idea what triggered it,” he said.

Dhaliwal said he knew one of the victims and is mourning the loss of the man he considered a friend.

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Two family members, including his wife, are still working at VTA.
we’ll hear more about how that makes it even harder for him right now – tonight at 10.