SJ Police ID 16-Year-Old in City's 16th Homicide

Police identify the 16-year-old who died in a gang shooting as Ruben Zamora

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Wednesday, May 30, 2012  |  Updated 10:55 AM PDT
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SJ Police ID 16-Year-Old in City's 16th Homicide

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San Jose police have identified the 16-year-old boy who was killed in a likely gang-related shooting Saturday night as Ruben Zamora of San Jose. The teen was the 16th homicide, and the seventh gang-related one, in San Jose this year.

Ruben and a 23-year-old man were standing near the corner of King Road and Virginia Avenue about midnight, when an unknown numbetr of suspects fired rounds at them, police said. The suspects then fled and are still not in custody. Ruben died, and the 23-year-old was taken to the hospital, but police said his injuries weren't severe.

Anyone with information about this case should call Detective Sergeant Craig Storlie or Detective Glenn Albin in the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283. Those who want to remain anonymous can call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408- 947-STOP (7867), or may visit: svcrimestoppers.org and may be eligible for a reward.
 

Contact Lisa Fernandez at 408-432-4758 or lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/ljfernandez.

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