San Jose

Shooting in San Jose Leaves Man Dead, Suspect Still at Large

Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide

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A South Bay neighborhood is demanding answers after a man was shot and killed in broad daylight Wednesday.

The crime happened in the 1000 block of Blossom River Drive around 2:30 p.m. where residents said they heard nearly 10 gunshots.

Police have not identified the dead man but neighbors say it's 42-year-old Jorge Torres.

“I really didn't know what to do, the first thing I did do was get his dog, take him home and I had to let his mom know,” said Yvette Osuna, the victim’s neighbor.

She was among the neighbors who said they immediately ran outside and saw a friend lying on the ground with gunshot wounds.

She believes Torres had been out walking his dog.

“Everybody knows George, he's the neighborhood watch, he would do anything for everybody,” said Osuna.

The victim died on scene, making this the ninth homicide of the year.

“At this point in time we do not have any information on the suspect, the motive of the circumstances are still under investigation,” said Sergeant Jorge Garibay of the San Jose Police Department. 

Markers were seen around a gun left behind in the middle of the road.

It's unknown who that weapon belongs to.

Just like police, neighbors are asking why and mourning the loss of a man they say was a leader in his community.

“He’s going to be missed around here,” said Osuna.

Police are urging the public to come forward with any information they may have heard or saw and are asking for any video of the incident, anything that’ll help them connect the dots.

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