Teenager Shot, Killed as San Jose Party Breaks Up

By Bay City News
|  Sunday, Jul 14, 2013  |  Updated 5:22 PM PDT
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The shooting happened as a house party was breaking up overnight in San Jose.

The shooting happened as a house party was breaking up overnight in San Jose.

Police in San Jose are investigating what led to the fatal shooting of a teenage boy this morning, a police sergeant said.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 10300 Murtha Drive in East San Jose at about 1:05 a.m., Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.

When officers arrived, they located a large party that was breaking up, and found a car that was believed to be associated with the call, Dwyer said.

A nearby officer performed a traffic stop at White and Story roads, according to Dwyer. Dwyer said that the officer conducting the stop saw a male, believed to be 17 years old, inside the car suffering from several gunshot wounds.

He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly before 2 a.m., Dwyer said. The name of the victim has not yet been released.

No suspects have been identified or apprehended, and the motive of the shooting remains unknown, according to Dwyer.

The homicide marks the 28th in San Jose this year.

It is the second homicide of the weekend. On Friday night, a 32-year-old man was shot and killed around 9:45 p.m. in the 1300 block in San Jose's Alviso neighborhood.

Officers arriving on the scene found the victim, who was suffering from gunshot wounds. The man was taken to Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead around 10:30 p.m., according to police. SJ police spokesman Jason Dwyer said no suspects have been identified or apprehended in connection with the killing. Investigators have not determined a motive for the murder and do not know if it was gang-related.  

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