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Relative: San Jose Gunman Killed 4 Family Members Over Visa Sponsorship Jealousy

A relative of a man who police in San Jose say shot four family members to death before taking his own life had been upset his wife was able to get visas for her relatives to travel from Vietnam to the United States.

To Van Khuat told the Mercury News in San Jose, California, that 66-year-old Chi Dinh Ta had recently called him and told him he planned to kill his in-laws, who had recently arrived from Asia.

Khuat says Ta was his wife’s cousin. He didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Khuat says the Ta’s in-laws were “the nicest people.”

He says the Ta had been seething with jealousy because he was not able to bring his own family from Vietnam.

Police have not identified the gunman or the victims.

Police said there was no documented history of domestic violence at the home.

San Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia said Monday that detectives are still trying to determine what caused the man to shoot his family members Sunday night.

Police say several people streamed out of the home, including the gunman's wife, daughter and niece.

Two victims, an adult man and woman, were taken in an armored vehicle to a hospital, where they died.

Two other adult women and the gunman remained inside the residence that officers surrounded and eventually entered around 1:25 a.m. Monday.

They found all three dead with at least one gunshot wound.

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