Teen Fatally Shot Near San Jose Elementary School Identified

San Jose resident Leonel Farias, 17, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound near Rocketship Mosaic Elementary School in San Jose.

By Sasha Lekach
|  Thursday, Jun 14, 2012  |  Updated 8:38 AM PDT
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Teen Fatally Shot Near SJ Elementary School ID'd

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Police said the shooting of Leonel Farias appears to be gang-related.

A teen shot and killed in San Jose on Tuesday night has been identified as 17-year-old Leonel Farias, police said Wednesday.

Farias, a San Jose resident, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the 900 block of Owsley Avenue near Rocketship Mosaic Elementary School around 6:20 p.m., police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police said the shooting appears to be gang-related.

No arrests had been made as of Wednesday morning and investigators are working to establish the circumstances and motive leading to the fatal shooting.

Leonel's death marks the 19th homicide in San Jose in 2012.

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