SJ Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide

Police also found child inside a car nearby.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Sunday, Apr 15, 2012  |  Updated 3:38 PM PDT
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Police searched for answers Saturday after an apparent murder-suicide at a busy shopping center in San Jose.

Police searched for answers Saturday after an apparent murder-suicide at a busy shopping center in San Jose.

UPDATE: San Jose police confirm the victims were in a previous relationship with one another and that the little girl found in a nearby car was their child. Police are not releasing any identities Sunday pending notification of relatives.

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A man and a woman were found dead at a San Jose shopping center Saturday in an apparent murder-suicide, a police spokesman said.

A baby was also found inside a car police believe belonged to one of the victims. The female baby was unharmed and was taken into protective custody by Santa Clara County Child Protective Services, police said.

Officers were called to a strip mall in the 1000 block of East Capitol Expressway at 9:32 a.m. after a shooting was reported, according to reports.

The man and  woman, each with at least one gunshot wound, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports.

Police said the two people were of Asian origin and it appears to have been a relationship gone bad.

The two people came to the shopping center in different cars, according to police.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the police department's homicide unit at 408-277-5283 or the police non-emergency dispatch line at (408) 277-8900.


 

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