Two Killed in 12 Hours, San Jose's Homicide Count at 22

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In just about 12 hours, two people were killed in San Jose - one stabbed, one shot - bringing the city's homicide toll to 22 in 2014. Robert Handa reports.

In just about  12 hours, two people were killed in San Jose - one stabbed, one shot - bringing the city's homicide toll to 22 in 2014.

Police spokesman Albert Morales said Tuesday investigators don't believe they're connected.

In the most recent death, San Jose police said a man was stabbed at least once near Market Street and Park Avenue in downtown. Someone called 911 about 2:15 a.m. on Monday that someone was being attacked by a group of five or six suspects.

One Dead in Shooting East of Hwy 680 in San Jose

[BAY] One Dead in Shooting East of Hwy 680 in San Jose
Gangs, guns, and kids--a bad combination Monday that has parents in East San Jose worried about the safety of their children after a shooting sent them running. That gunfire left a man dying in the street. NBC Bay Area's Jean Elle reports on the investigation.

When officers arrived, the man was suffering from his wounds and was taken to the hospital where he died. No one was around, police said, and no one has been arrested. Police said in a news release they they do not expect the stabbing was gang related. The man became the city's 22nd homicide victim.

Earlier that afternoon, a man was found shot in the 200 block of Gramercy Place in east San Jose  near Interstate Highway 680. When police got there about 3:40 p.m., they found a man lying in the street. They took him to the hospital, where he died.

A gun was found at the scene, and police said the area is known for gang activity. Officers called the gang task force to help investigate the shooting.

The suspects in that shooting remain at large, according to police.

Parents said with so many children outside at the time of the shooting, it could have been much worse. People who live there said graffiti in the neighborhood marks the street as gang territory. Witnesses who did not want to talk on camera said they saw a grey sport utilitiy vehicle speed away just after shots rang out.

"You don’t even want to walk down that street," neighbor Dean Williams said.

He lives around the corner from the shooting scene and said the block seems to attract trouble.

"Every other night, some kind of fight or shooting, drinking, fireworks," he said.

NBC Bay Area's Jean Elle contributed to this report.

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