3 dead in separate shooting, stabbing overnight in San Jose

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SAN JOSE — An East San Jose restaurant shooting that killed two people and wounded three was followed a few hours later by a deadly stabbing across the city in separate overnight attacks, according to police.

The shooting was reported about 11:40 p.m. Friday at Nuevo Vallarta on South Capitol Avenue just south of Alum Rock Avenue. San Jose police reported that two men were fatally wounded, and three other people were wounded but expected to survive.

Then around 3:50 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to a residential neighborhood near Eppling Lane and Delridge Drive, off Coyote Road, for a report of a stabbing. They arrived to find a man suffering from serious injuries, and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The victims of the unrelated killings were not immediately named by authorities pending their formal identification and notification of their next of kin by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

Police did not release additional information about the motives or circumstances behind the attacks, which marked the city’s 34th, 35th and 36th homicides of the year. There were 29 homicides recorded at the same point in 2019.

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