Shooting in San Jose Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Injured

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The San Jose Police Department is investigating a shooting that left two dead and four injured Tuesday night near the downtown area.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting around 10 p.m. in the 600 block of South Eighth Street and upon arrival, discovered five victims, police said.

Two of the victims died at the scene, and four were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, according to police. All the injured parties were expected to survive.

Police initially reported five total victims but found a sixth person had been shot and taken to a hospital. That victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

One witness told NBC Bay Area people were gathered around a street-side, makeshift memorial when the shooting occurred.

"Heard five gunshots go off, heard screaming, heard cars and told my wife to shut off the lights and lock the door," neighbor Kris Grishott said. "She said she'd already heard a couple of shots earlier."

Police did not confirm an earlier shooting. Parts of South Eighth and Reed streets were shut down for hours as police investigated the scene.

Information on a shooter or shooters was not immediately released.

It was the 27th and 28th homicides in San Jose this year, police said.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Sgt. Miri #3860 or Detective Cuenca #3915 of the San Jose Police Department Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers hot line at 408-947-7867.

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