Man died of gunshot wound in San Jose; third violent death in Bay Area in less than 3 hours

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A man riding an orange bicycle was found shot to death near downtown San Jose early Wednesday, marking the city's 25th homicide of the year, according to police.

Officers were called about 1 a.m. to East Virginia Street near South Third Street, Sgt. Enrique Garcia said in a statement. The man had suffered at least one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. HIs orange bicycle was in the street near the crime scene, as police conducted an investigation on Wednesday morning. 

No suspects have been identified, Garcia said, and no additional details were released.

This was at least the third violent Bay Area death on Wednesday: In Napa, police shot and killed a man following a domestic violence call about 2 a.m., and a man was killed while driving a sedan in Fremont on Tuesday about 11:30 p.m..  

At the same point last year, the Mercury News reported that San Jose had recorded 31 homicides on the way to a total of 34. That is well behind the pace of 2016, which recorded 47 homicides in what constituted a 25-year high in slayings for the city.

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact SJPD homicide Detective Sgt. Jesus Mendoza or Detective Elizabeth Ramirez at 408-277-5283 or leave tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP or at