Two people were killed, and three others were injured when a gunman opened fire on a crowd gathered in a neighborhood near San Jose State University neighbors told KPIX 5 that they heard shots ring out around 10 pm.
“I was just sitting in my room, working on my laptop,” said Chris Greshot. “I heard five shots and then heard a group of cars (driving away quickly) … I asked my wife to turn off the lights and close the doors.”
Greshot said his wife heard gunfire earlier in the evening.
Diana Pons also lives in the neighborhood. She said that when she went out for a task around 6:30 PM, she noticed a gathering of about 80 people.
She said her neighbors told her that at least one vehicle had been shot at earlier in the evening.
She said, “I can’t really put feelings into it, all I can say is that it’s obnoxious because it’s in our neighborhood.” “This is not the type of society we want to live in. This is not the example we want to set for our children. What can we really do about it … just deal with it.”
San Jose Police have released only limited information about the shooting. Two people were killed and three wounded, and were taken to hospital for treatment. There was no immediate news about their condition.
A video clip of the scene showed a massive police response and a scene of chaos. It happened in Building 600 south of 8th Street.
The scene was near San Jose State and the Gamma Surreal delta. Grischoot said the neighborhood has changed since classrooms moved online during the COVID pandemic and student mobility.