SAN JOSE (KCBS) — San Jose city leaders are reacting to the death of Kimberly Chico, a promising nursing student, who was hit by a stray bullet over the weekend. She was a passenger in a car travelling in the city’s downtown area just as bars were letting out when she was hit.

Chico was a second-year nursing student at San Jose State University where friends said she was a straight ‘A’ student after she had attended Independence High. She had already qualified as a certified nursing assistant.

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City Councilman Sam Liccardo said hearing the victim had such great promise is like a kick in the gut.

Meanwhile Mayor Chuck Reed called the incident a terrible tragedy and it is the city’s 30th murder this year. Reed added that police are doing all they can do to deal with violence this summer.

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“They have limited resources and they deploy those limited resources in a very effective way and they’re doing a good job of trying to protect our community.

Reed called on the community to help track down the person or persons responsible.

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