Teen Shot, Killed on South San Jose Street

The area where teen was found was not known to police of gang activity

By Lori Preuitt and Kris Sanchez
|  Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012  |  Updated 8:42 AM PDT
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San Jose police are investigating the city's 44th homicide of 2012 after a 16 year old was found shot inside white pick up truck.

San Jose police are investigating the city's 44th homicide of 2012 after a 16 year old was found shot inside white pick up truck.

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A report of a car crash ended up being a homicide in San Jose Tuesday afternoon.

San Jose police said they were called to the 1500 block of Fairhaven Drive just south of San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood after witnesses called 911 to report a car crash.

When officers arrived they found a teenager between 16 and 18 years old laying in the middle of the street. As emergency workers attempted to save his life, they discovered he had been shot.

Police said he did not have injuries consistent with a car accident.

It was not immediately clear if the teen was driving the car or a passenger. It was also not clear whether the shooting caused the car to crash.

Just before dark, the NBC Bay Area helicopter flew over the scene and showed a white pick up truck up on the curb in front of a home. A yellow tarp laid in the street nearby. Several crime markers were on Fairhaven Drive.

Neighbors said they heard something that could have been gunshots, but because it is a quiet neighborhood they thought they were wrong, until they heard the sirens.

No suspects have been identified, according to police. Police said although they don't have a suspect in custody, there are no indications that the general public is at risk.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending coroner notifications to the next of kin.

Fairview is near the intersection of Hillsdale and Jarvis Avenues.

This is San Jose 44th homicide of 2012.

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