Police on Thursday reported a shooting incident during broad daylight in San Jose, California that killed a 13-year-old boy.
Reports were received by the officers at around 3:45 p.m.. The gunfire incident is said to have transpired at 3:45 in the afternoon outside a residence close to a high school.
San Jose police said the victim has suffered from at least a single gunshot injury. Eventually, he was declared dead at a hospital.
“It’s tragic. It’s a 13-year-old. Regardless of what he was doing or what he was involved in, we have a 13-year-old that lost his life,” Sgt. Christian Camarillo, the department spokesman, said to FOX 2 of the Bay Area, as reported by FOX News.
Authorities conducted a search for evidence outside the bullet-damaged home on Thursday.
Citing the initial investigation, police confirmed that an exchange of gunfire has happened between the two groups — one group was where the victim belonged and the other was the residents at the house.
When the shots started, they said that the victim had just arrived in the area.
“The exchange of gunfire happened between the people who arrived at the residence, and the people who live on Little Wood Lane,” according to Camarillo.
FOX 2 reported that the authorities are going after the suspects but no motive or description of those responsible are available yet.
On Thursday, the department said that the San Jose homicide detectives are handling the ongoing investigation.
“We are still talking to witnesses and involved parties. We will share arrest information related to this incident as soon as possible,” the police said through a statement.
FOX 2 further reported that detectives are set to ascertain whether the weapons used in the crime were obtained in a legal manner.
“Little Wood Lane is close to James Lick High School. And I am not aware of any gang activity being reported. Or that being one of our hotspots in San Jose,” Camarillo added.