San Jose police Monday were investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the city's Santee neighborhood Sunday evening, the third homicide in as many days , according to police.
The shooting, reported at about 5:55 p.m. Sunday, occurred in the 1100 block of Carnelian Drive, near Santee Drive, police said.
It is the city's ninth homicide of the year, a number last year that wasn't reached until April 6. The seventh and eighth homicides of 2021 also occurred over the weekend, on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
A man who was shot Saturday evening near an elementary school in East San Jose succumbed to his injuries, police said. The shooting took place near Whaley Elementary School on Alvin Avenue, just south of Tully Road and east of Highway 101.
On Friday morning, a man was shot and killed in the 2800 block of Glen Keats Court in East San Jose, police said.
Police had no information about shooters in any of the three homicides.
No further details were immediately available.
Anyone with information on any of the shootings should contact the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide unit at 408-277-5283.
Bay City News contributed to this report.