A man was shot and killed in broad daylight in downtown San Jose Saturday afternoon, bringing the city's annual homicide count to 33, according to police.
Shots were fired in the area of North Third and East Julian streets just after 1 p.m. Saturday, according to Officer Albert Morales.
Responding officers located a male victim near a business in the area, reportedly Tico's Tacos, with at least one gunshot wound, Morales said.
The victim was taken to a hospital, but declared dead around 1:43 p.m.
The motive and circumstances of the murder were still under investigation later Saturday, and it was unknown whether the shooting was gang related, Morales said. No suspects had been identified or detained by that evening.
KTVU spoke to several eyewitnesses too scared to go on camera and describe what they saw, but one witness said that the shooting stemmed from a fight, which led to a chase, and the victim was struck at least once with a baseball bat type object before he was shot and killed.
The victim's identity was being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.
Saturday afternoon's shooting took place just a block or so from St. James Park, the location of Saturday morning's event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic march on Washington back in 1963.
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