San Jose Records First Two Homicides of the Year

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San Jose recorded its first two homicides of the year during the weekend, where two separate incidents occurred, prompting an official police investigation to identify the killers.

First Homicide

On Saturday, police officers responded to a call about a shooting at around 7:30 p.m. somewhere near the Woz Way and Auzerais Avenue intersection beside the Children’s Discovery Museum and Discovery Meadow.

A California Highway Patrol unit patrolling the area was called by a passerby, saying there was a shooting somewhere in a homeless encampment. Upon investigating, San Jose police discovered a man in a tent who suffered at least one gunshot wound. Authorities performed life-saving procedures before taking the victim to a hospital to be treated, but he was later pronounced dead.

Second Homicide

Witnesses reported a second homicide on Sunday in the 2300 block of Mammoth Driver near the Regional Medical Center at around 2:30 a.m. First respondents discovered a man, and medical professionals pronounced the victim dead, NBC Bay Area reported.

The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office is set to reveal the identities of the two victims once they have confirmed them and finished notifying their next of kin. Police do not currently have any suspects for either homicide and are asking the public for assistance.

Danielle Joyce Ong

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