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Bicyclist Shot in Face Near San Jose VTA Station: Sheriff

A man was shot in the face early Tuesday as he rode a bicycle near a VTA station in San Jose, sheriff’s deputies said.

According to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting was reported to the San Jose Fire Department at 1:17 a.m. from the Capitol light rail station at 600 West Capitol Expressway.

Responding paramedics located a middle-aged man with a facial injury, deputies said. The man, who was conscious at the time, told first-responders that a projectile had hit him.

He was taken to an area hospital for treatment where doctors realized that he had been shot, according to deputies. His injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Sheriff's deputies from the Transit Patrol division have since launched a criminal investigation.

The VTA station was closed till around noon while investigators canvassed the area and collected evidence. 

Deputies have not provided any suspect information.

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