A lone gunman apparently shot himself early Sunday after shooting two others in the parking of a North San Jose apartment complex, San Jose police reported later in the day.
A police statement reported that at approximately 1am Sunday, June 12, officers responded to the 300 block of Crescent Village Circle, east of North 1st Street and north of the Montague Expressway, on a call that multiple people had been shot.
When officers arrived, police said they located two adult male victims and one adult female victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound each. The three victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the adult male suspect and the adult female victim were in a domestic dispute in the parking lot area, according to police.
An “uninvolved male” attempted to intervene, and the suspect shot the man at least once and then shot the female as well. The suspect was found at the scene deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
The motive and circumstances surrounding the incident were under investigation Sunday evening.
The identity of the deceased victims will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office after confirming the victim’s identity and notifying next of kin.
The deaths were the city's 15th and 16th homicides of 2022.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Barragan #4106 or Detective Ramirez #4201 of the police department’s homicide unit at 408-277-5283, or via email: [email protected] and/or [email protected]
The father of the shooter texted me about nine hours after all this happened and told me the sad news. I had known the shooter since he was a little baby. I didn’t know the wife of the shooter that well, nor the six children that were made orphans. Also, the mother of the shooter contacted me about this tragic event about the same time. (the mother and father were divorced about two years ago) I have known the father and mother about 40 years.