San Jose city councilman would like to reorganize fire department and add resources to the police force in wake of killings. Damian Trujillo reports.
San Jose police were left to solve who killed three people in two separate shootings on Sunday, bringing the trio of homicides to 19 for the year.
Last year at this time, there were 16 homicides.
The rash of killings has made residents like 18-year-old Cesar Macias on guard.
"I'm kinda shocked," he said. "My parents were down here from Portland. They left yesterday. They're like, 'I can't handle it.' ''
The first was a double homicide marking homicides 17 and 18, when two people were shot and killed in East San Jose at Rhinehart Drive and Clogston Road near Kohl's Department store shortly before 6:30 p.m., Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.
One was pronounced dead at the scene, and the second victim was declared dead at a hospital a short time later. Both victims were teenagers, thought to be between 15 and 17 years old.
Then, about 10 p.m., officers responded to a report of a person shot in the 100 block of Hayes Avenue and found a man suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.
No suspects have been arrested in either of the cases.