SAN JOSE (BCN) — Police in San Jose are investigating a shootout Wednesday afternoon between two groups that claimed the life of a 13-year-old boy, according to authorities.
San Jose police responded to a 3:47 p.m. of a shooting in the 2900 block of Little Wood Lane in the city’s east side Warm Springs neighborhood.READ MORE: Walnut Creek Police Arrest Suspected Shoplifter, Recover $2000 In Stolen Merchandise I
Arriving officers located more than one person who was involved in the incident. At approximately 4 p.m., a 13-year-old male juvenile was brought to Regional Medical Center by associates. The teen was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was connected to the earlier shooting on Little Wood Lane. Police also determined that there was an exchange of gunfire between the victim’s group and residents at the location.READ MORE: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In San Jose
Police are currently conducting an extensive follow-up investigation with detectives talking to witnesses and involved parties. Authorities plan to share arrest information related to this incident as soon as possible.
The incident marks the city’s 24th homicide for 2021.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Hamblin #3600 or Detective Rak #3994 of the San José Police Department’s Homicide unit at 408-277-5283.MORE NEWS: Home Alone: Helping Pandemic Pets Cope When Their Owners Return To Work
Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 408-947-7867.