Neighbors believe man was targeted in San Jose shooting

San Jose police are searching for a gunman after two people were shot in a residential neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
March 22, 2014 6:37:39 PM PDT
San Jose police are searching for a gunman after two people were shot in a residential neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

The shootings happened at Nordyke and Westboro drives in East San Jose. Police were on scene for several hours gathering evidence. They focused their efforts on an area on the sidewalk. That's where the two men were shot while they were working on a car.

Police say a man walked up to the victims on Saturday just before 2 p.m. He said something to them and suddenly started firing.

Witnesses say they heard four or five gunshots before the suspect got into a waiting car.

"A car just sped by and then all of a sudden there were cops," resident Christian Hernandez said. "And then we see two people over there, kinda like holding their wounds, and blood, we saw a bit of blood. It's just crazy, though, cause in the 10 years that we've been here, nothing like this has ever happened around here."

Residents describe this as a quiet street where children are constantly playing outside.

In fact, Lyndale Elementary School is just a few steps from where the shooting happened.

The victims are 19 and 24. They were both shot in the upper body and were taken to Regional Medical Center where they both are in stable condition.

But those who live around here think this was a targeted attack. They think the 24-year-old victim, who lives in apartment number four, was an innocent bystander.

They say he lives there with his parents and is very nice. But they do think the man who was visiting was likely the target.

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