Woman Shot, Killed in Downtown San Jose

Victim is 19-year-old Kimberly Joyce Chico

By Staff and Wires
|  Monday, Aug 5, 2013  |  Updated 4:49 PM PDT
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A woman riding in a car was shot and killed overnight in San Jose's 30th homicide of 2013.

A woman riding in a car was shot and killed overnight in San Jose's 30th homicide of 2013.

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Police in San Jose are investigating the city's 30th homicide of the year.

Police said Kimberly Joyce Chico, 19, was shot and killed while sitting in the passenger seat of a car driving in downtown San Jose.

The shooting happened at South Second and East San Salvador streets around 1:20 a.m. 

Sgt. Jason Dwyer said the victim was transported to Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

An investigation revealed that the victim and a 21-year-old man were driving downtown when the victim was shot by someone outside the car.

The driver, who was not hit, drove about a block and then stopped the car and called 911.

Dwyer said that no suspects have yet been identified or arrested.

Police said they do not have a motive.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the victim as a result of information provided by San Jose police.

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