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    Library Shooting, Threat Arrest in Separate SJSU Incidents

    The San Jose State University campus alert has been lifted, but police have not announced any arrest after a shooting at the library on campus Thursday. In an unrelated incident, a San Jose State student was arrested for allegedly making threats on social media. Kris Sanchez reports.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 20, 2019)

    The San Jose State University campus alert has been lifted, but police have not announced any arrest after a shooting at the library on campus Thursday.

    San Jose police responded to reports of shots fired Thursday evening in downtown San Jose, according to the police department.

    At about 6:20 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of East San Fernando and Fourth streets, near Martin Luther King Jr. Library, on reports of shots fired, police said.

    No victims were located, but there was property damage, police said. Two windows on the seventh and eighth floor of MLK Library was shot out, and three bullet holes were found in two seventh-floor windows at the parking structure across from the library, police said.

    Police were still actively searching for the shooter as of 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

    "We heard sirens coming from multiple directions," said San Jose resident Vanessa Flores. "Once we got to the stoplight here, there were actually lots of cars parked right here across the street from the library."

    San Jose State student Stellie Powers was also in the area. "Two women ran into the street, waived down a cop and after that I just saw a bunch of cops coming."

    In an unrelated incident, a San Jose State student was arrested for allegedly making threats on social media. When the 17-year-old was taken into custody he had a loaded semi-automatic handgun, ammunition and a knife. He was booked into juvenile hall.

    Authorities ask anyone with information about either incident to call police.

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