San Jose police were called at 8:48 p.m. for a gunfire report at the Ascent Apartments on Charlotte Drive, off Cottle Road and adjacent to the Village Oaks shopping center.
Responding officers found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene and has since been identified as Jose Cortez, with no listed city of residence.
No suspect or motive information has been released by San Jose police. A source familiar with the investigation told this news organization that witnesses saw a male suspect running from the scene moments after the shooting.
The shooting marked the city’s second homicide of the year. At this time last year, San Jose had recorded three homicides on the way to a total of 34 in 2017. The year before, the city recorded 47 homicides, which marked a 25-year high.
Anyone with information about the case can contact the SJPD homicide unit at 408-277-5283 or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP or at .