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Violent Night In San Jose Leaves At Least 2 Dead

SAN JOSE (KCBS) — Two men were shot and killed and a third suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting near a nightclub Saturday night in San Jose.

The shooting occurred at the Mexicali Club on 13th Street near Highway 101 around 8:30 pm.

San Jose Police Sergeant Ronnie Lopez said police continue to interview witnesses.

“There was some gunfire in there and it wasn’t just one suspect shooting,” he said. “So we’re possibly looking at multiple suspects. We’re unsure if it was some sort of a gun battle.”

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

Two men, one in his 20s and the other in his 30s, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Lopez said they have very little information on the suspects.

Meanwhile, a jewelry store owner who was stabbed during a robbery in December, succumbed to his injuries this weekend.

Lopez said police are looking for a suspect in connection with the death of 56-year-old Salvador Pena, who owned a store on Alum Rock Avenue near 33rd Street.

In yet another case, San Jose police are looking for a 40-year-old man, who they say stabbed his wife in her home on Piercy Road in south San Jose on Saturday afternoon.

“She was transported to a local hospital, where she’s expected to survive,” Lopez said.

And police are still looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a 15-year-old girl early Saturday morning at the corner of Camden and Bascom avenues, leaving the victim with life-threatening injuries.

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  • Amazed

    And San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed wants to layoff 217 cops! Un-be-lievable!!

    • me

      we have over 3,000 combined police officers in the san jose area from various agencies. i think we could stand to lose a couple hundred. this is still one of the safest cities in america. also, i know sjpd officers start out at $84,000. i don’t know any other job where one can start out at $84,000 with an a.a. i personally believe that police agencies should set the bar higher to become a police officer, or lower their wages. hell, my friend who is a cop didn’t even finish high school or have his a.a. when he became a police officer, however he had to obtain his a.a. 2 years after he joined the force. more money should be spent on education and less should be spent on the police. i mean, $250,000 on a hummer tank? yeah, that’s money well spent… v_v

      • joe_citizen

        it’s safe because we have those numbers! If you ever bother to talk to your “friend who is a cop”, you might understand why. I’d also say you are full of it. MINIMUM standards are a High School Diploma or equivilant and 38 units of college. If you are just jealous, maybe you should try the job out for size. Its a lot tougher than you think. Somehow though, I think you’d not even pass an academy. BTW, what is a “hummer tank”?

      • Know Nothing Hater FTW

        San Jose has one of if not the lowest police officer to citizen ratio in the country. There are not 3000 officers. When your family or friend is being victimized ie., raped, assaulted, robbed, or murdered, I hope the wait due to less officers is not too long for you. Maybe you can have a lower paid less motivated officer to show up and wait to help you instead of a well paid ready to win attitude officer there to help idiot! They deserve more money in my opinion, more staff and better equipment.

  • johnsmith

    shut up whitey…crimes happen everywhere. Even in your neighborhood. Don’t make it racial.

  • YourMammashouse

    Arizona is’nt having to much luck on that issue.

  • sanjoseismexico

    whats funny about all these people commenting is that they would never say something like this to someones face. I’m sure you all live in or around San Jose and you see Mexicans everyday, but your cowardice won’t ever let you speak the racist vitriol you hold truth.

    You’re weak and scared, posting safely from the anonymity of the internet.

  • michael vuc

    Numbers don’t lie. Can you provide the breakdown number of murders caused by whites, blacks, hispanics, and asians in San Jose?

  • David

    Just the lazy, uneducated people with no job do this. Hard working people who try to do everything to support themself and their family would not have time do this….white ,asian, hispanic, black, whatever their race are.
    These thugs, murderer do not deserve to be called American.

    Salute to the troop and the hard working people of the U.S .A

  • DJ

    @sanjoseismexico, the real cowards here are the stinking mexicans that need to prove themselves by using a gun.

  • Harpo

    There is an awesome burrito place near that Mexicali club. The club should be shut down, Maybe the 15 year-old who wrote the story could dig up some research on how much crime happens at the club.

  • t.p.

    and what do you think and whites are nice people look at arizona that guy was white

  • t.p.

    Are you serious look up your history who’s counry was it first? And look up your family tree and tell me whey came from?

  • Don Juan

    Mexican is not a race, it’s a nationality. So how can these comments be racist?

  • BMA 417

    Increasing the numbers of police officers will not deter or stop any crime. They are there to attend to the crime scene and hopefully solve the crime after the fact. l

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