Man killed in East San Jose shooting ID'd

A San Jose man killed in a shooting last week in East San Jose near Interstate Highway 680 has been identified as 22-year-old David Escalera, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.

Escalera, a San Jose resident, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner's office.

San Jose police said officers responded at 3:40 p.m. last Monday to a report of a shooting in the 200 block of Gramercy Place, where they found a wounded man later identified as Escalera.

Emergency responders transported him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, according to police.

Police were not able to immediately locate any suspects after the shooting, officers said.

Escalera once served as a construction worker for the San Jose Conservation Corps' YouthBuild USA program, helping to make low-income apartments become more energy-efficient in Milpitas in 2012, according to a memorial page set up on the website

The site was created by his family to raise funds for his funeral and burial and had collected $2,730 toward its goal of $10,000 as of Monday.
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