SAN JOSE — Homicide detectives were called to a South San Jose hotel after a man was shot to death in a room there early Tuesday, police said.
Officers were called just after midnight to the Extended Stay America in the 6000 block of San Ignacio Avenue for a report of a shooting. They arrived to find a man, inside a room, suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to San Jose police.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name was not publicly released pending his formal identification and notification of his next of kin by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.
Police said the motive and circumstances behind the shooting were under investigation, and that no suspects have been identified or arrested.
The homicide, which is the city’s 31st, was part of a six-hour stretch overnight that also saw another deadly shooting near the Campbell border — the city’s 32nd homicide — and a serious-injury shooting near McLaughlin Avenue and Story Road. At this time last year there had been 26 homicides in the city.
There have been seven homicides in San Jose in September, the most of any month so far this year.
Anyone with information about the hotel shooting can contact homicide Detective Sgt. Paul Hamblin or Detective Kenneth Rak at 408-277-5283 or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or at svcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.
Staff writer Robert Salonga contributed to this report.