Police: Brothers killed in drive-by shooting in San Jose

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Police are investigating a double homicide in San Jose that left two brothers dead. It happened near South 8th Street and Martha Street. (KGO-TV)

Police are investigating a double homicide in San Jose that left two brothers dead. It happened near South 8th Street and Martha Street.

This is the 32nd and 33rd homicides of the year in San Jose; that's already three more murders than all of last year.

There was a lot of evidence of the shooting that took place Sunday night: a car in the driveway with its window blown out, bullet holes in another vehicle parked by the curb and family and friends mourning the loss of the two latest homicide victims in the city. A neighbor described what he saw.

"I saw a white truck coming toward my house followed by a black SUV. They made a u-turn right here on Martha and went back the other way. It looked like they meant business. So I kind of ducked back into the house and then I looked out the window and saw flashes from an automatic, and it was an automatic weapon. You know, rapid fire," said Shelby, witness.

Police say two brothers, one in his mid-to-late 20s and another 10 years older were shot in a drive by shooting in front of their home on South 8th Street near Martha Street. One died at the scene, the other at the hospital. Police said several people witnessed the shooting and are looking for the suspects.

"Yes I do feel very safe in this neighborhood, this doesn't really happen, I don't think this street has a lot of gang bangers out here," said Shelby.

People at the scene believe this was gang-related, but police have yet to confirm that.

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