Man Dies of Gunshot, San Jose's 9th Homicide of 2014

San Jose police are investigating the city's ninth homicide of the year after a man died of at least one gunshot wound on Monday night.

In a statement on Tuesday, police said the man was found in a home about 9:39 p.m. in the 5100 block of Eppling Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Thursday, authorities identified him as 20-year-old Tony Thanh Nan Nguyen.

Police said they received a 911 call around 9:30 p.m. from someone who entered the home and found the wounded victim unconscious.

It’s not clear if that person who called 911 was a relative, roommate or someone else. we did speak with a neighbor this morning: didn't want to be identified: but did tell police he thought "something was going on in that place."

Police say the home might be a marijuana grow house. An officer on the scene told NBC Bay Area he heard marijuana was found inside, but a police spokesperson would not confirm that.

Brandi Cascayan, who recently just moved into the neighborhood, said she was stunned when she heard a man had been shot. She was also surprised to learn she may have been living next to a marijuana grow house.

A PG&E employee was called out Tuesday to shut off the power after someone apparently manipulated the wiring to steal electricity. A PG&E investigators was also called to the scene.

This is the San Jose's 9th homicide of the year. The city has already exceeded the number of murders in San Jose at this time last year.

"Unfortunately this has become par for the course these days and we should not grow accustomed to this rate of homicides," Councilman Ash Kalra said. "In the city we need more police officers."

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