SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - The identities of the four victims killed in a quadruple homicide in San Jose were released by the coroner's office Thursday.
Authorities say Chi Dinh Ta, 66, killed four relatives Sunday night at a home in the 500 block of Habbits Court before turning the gun on himself.
The victims were Thanh Hoa Hoang, 23, Thi Que Pham, 42, Le Thuy Hoang, 51, and Phung Ngoc Hoang, 48.
UPDATE: Chi Dinh Ta, 66, turned the gun on himself after fatally shooting 3 women - Thanh Hoa Hoang, 23; Thi Que Pham, 42; and Le Thuy Hoang, 51, and a man, Phung Ngoc Hoang, 48, at Habbitts Ct. home, per @SCCgov medex. Quadruple murder-suicide under investigation by @SanJosePD pic.twitter.com/MdTlxgfqyg— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) June 27, 2019
The apparent murder-suicide may have been sparked over feelings of envy relating to immigration status.
A relative of one of the victims told the Mercury News that Ta had called him shortly before the crime.
To Van Khaut told the news outlet his wife’s cousin called, saying he wanted to commit the killings
He was apparently furious she was able to get some Vietnamese family members immigration visas, and he was not able to do the same for his own immediate family.
San Jose police say Ta shot and killed four relatives and then took his own life.
The gunman’s wife, daughter, and niece were all able to escape.
Officers had to use a Bearcat armored vehicle to help rescue a man and woman from the home who had each been shot one time.
They both died a short time later at an area hospital.
Ta’s wife was able to escape the massacre by jumping a neighbor’s fence and hiding inside another house.