Victim in Possible Road Rage Shooting in San Jose Dies: Police

Police are looking for the suspects who fatally shot a man in East San Jose Tuesday morning and then drove away, a police spokesman said.

San Jose police were called at 10:22 a.m. to the area of Senter Road and Baltic Way, a few blocks south of Tully Road, police Officer Albert Morales said.

"The victim stopped his car, got out of his car and engaged the suspects in some sort of dialogue," Lt. Paul Messier said. "The passenger in the suspect's vehicle pulled out a firearm and opened fire on the victim."

Officers found the wounded man, who was shot more than once, and had him transported to a hospital for treatment, police said. The man died from his wounds late Tuesday, police said. A bullet was also found lodged in the victim's car door.

The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, Morales said.

Messier said this is a likely case of road rage, given the "dialogue" after both vehicles nearly collided when the suspects pulled out of the Coyote Creek mobile home park. He warns motorists to take the high road when encountered with an aggressive driver.

"I would say that if you're in a near collision and you haven't actually impacted the other motorist, the safe thing would be to stay in your car and pull to the shoulder and let them pass you," Messier said.

Police continue to investigating the motive and circumstances of the shooting and are searching for the suspects, Morales said.

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