Police are investigating a mass shooting in downtown San Jose that killed two and wounded four others. SJPd has yet to identify a suspect or motive.
SJPD spokesman Sgt. Christian Camarillo said gunfire was reported around 10pm Tuesday on the 600 block of South Eighth and East Reed streets, by San Jose State.
Two victims were pronounced dead on the spot. The others were rushed to hospitals to be treated for undisclosed injuries. “All are expected to survive,” police said.
SJPD initially believed that five people were shot, but learned over the course of the investigation that a sixth person was wounded as well, according to Camarillo.
The horrific shooting on 8th Street leaves our hearts rending for the families and friends of the two community members we have lost, and the four injured. SJPD continues to investigate, and we will not stop until we bring the killer to justice. https://t.co/r6F00A4MUR
— Sam Liccardo (@sliccardo) September 16, 2020
Names of the dead victims will be released by the Santa Clara County Medical-Examiner-Coroner after confirming their identity and notifying their families.
The deaths mark the 27th and 28th homicides in San Jose in 2020. By this same time last year, there were 25 murders in the city.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives Sgt. Ali Miri or Officer Gabriel Cuenca of the San Jose Police Department Homicide Unit at 408.277.5283. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 408.947.7867 or submit information online at svcrimestoppers.org.
This article has been updated to reflect how SJPD identified a sixth victim.