SJPD investigating city's ninth homicide of the year


The quiet neighborhood near Coyote Creek in South San Jose was filled with police officers late last night after a person called 911 to report a man injured and unconscious at a home on Eppling Lane.

"He was suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene," said San Jose Police Spokeswoman Sgt. Heather Randol.

The victim is a man in his 20s. Investigators are not calling the home a grow house, but did find several marijuana plants inside. They would not say if they believe that is a motive in the homicide. One neighbor came home last night to find police tape on her mailbox.

"The cop came in and asked 'how's the neighborhood?' And I said its 'calm and quiet.' We aren't here from morning to late night we are out so we don't know what's going on, but that property is rental property that is the only thing I know so far," said neighbor Harminder Tonk.

Neighbors say a lot of the homes in the area are owned by retirees so they're around during the day keeping an eye out on their neighborhood. Even police officers told me this part of San Jose is normally quiet and safe -- with a rare burglary or minor crime reported.

"My family has lived here the last 20-30 years and nothing like this happens here so it's definitely a shock," said neighbor Steven Ng.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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