San Jose police investigating shooting near shopping center

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Police are searching for suspects accused of shooting a man in the parking lot of a Lucky grocery store in South San Jose Thursday morning. (KGO-TV)

Police are investigating after a man was shot near a shopping center in South San Jose Thursday morning.

The shooting took place at Capitol Expressway and Copperfield Drive, about a half-mile east of state Highway 87.

Officials said the man who was shot is expected to survive and San Jose police are still searching for the suspects.

Customers described a nerve-wracking scene at a South San Jose shopping center. "Very nervous because they ran right by me, they were all right there, and they were pounding on the Wells Fargo door, trying to get in," San Jose resident George Lewis said.

Police received word of multiple shots being fired just before 10 a.m. at West Capitol Expressway and Copperfield Drive right next to a Wells Fargo banking center and a Lucky supermarket.

Police told ABC7 News two vehicles, both full of men were initially involved in some sort of disturbance at West Capitol Expressway.

As they turned onto Copperfield Drive, someone in the suspect vehicle opened fire hitting one of the five men in the van.

The suspects in the vehicle then drove off as the victims tried to find shelter at nearby businesses.

One man, who was shot in the leg, was helped by employees at the lucky store. "They don't really think about what's in the background, and so any bullets could get away from them, and end up striking people that are not involved. In this case, it did not happen, fortunately," San Jose Police Department Lt. Mike King said.

Police are working to get a more accurate description of the suspect vehicle, and will be taking a look at surveillance video in the area as part of their investigation.

Customers nearby said they weren't surprised that something like this happened in their part of town. "I'm always aware, I have to be. I'm a little older now, so I have to be on my guard," San Jose resident Paul Wong said.

San Jose police are asking anyone with information about the investigation to call the department.

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