San Jose quadruple murder suicide leaves 5 dead at the hands of a Vietnamese man in his 60’s following what appears to be the result of a domestic dispute.
Three California women and one man were shot to death by a man who then killed himself at a home on Habbitts Court, in a suspected quadruple murder suicide.
San Jose authorities said the shootings appeared to stem from a family or domestic conflict, based on emergency calls to police. 911 calls were made Sunday night circa 8.40pm.
The man’s wife and 17-year-old daughter were among several family members who were able to escape the home after the gunfire began, calling 911 to notify authorities (listen below) of gunfire. Both the woman and her teen daughter later died in hospital of sustained gunshot wounds. The two victims incurred at least one gunshot wound each.
The female caller prior to her death said her husband had fatally shot her brother and her sister inside the family home.
The suspect, a Vietnamese man in his 60’s committed suicide after an hours-long standoff with police, including heavily armed SWAT units.
The suspect was confirmed dead about 1:25 a.m. Monday. Hours earlier, officers responded to multiple 911 calls about 8:40 p.m. Sunday about a shooting on Habbitts Court, off Umbarger Road near Senter Road. Inside the home, police found the bodies of two men (including the gunman’s body) and a woman.
Shooter had no prior criminal history in worse modern day slaying in San Jose:
A neighbor told KGO-TV that the murdered wife scaled the fence and sought shelter in their home. She hid in the bedroom of the neighbor’s five-year-old son.
The neighbor said he and his family hid in the master bedroom during the shooting. He said he saw the suspect emerge from his home and search for his wife. The neighbor said the suspect firing off five to six shots as he emerged looking for his wife.
The neighbor went on to say the neighborhood is typically safe and that ‘everyone is friendly’.
None of the victims was immediately named by authorities Monday, pending formal identification and notification of their next of kin Mercury News reported. The killings marked the city’s 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th homicides of the year. The slayings one of the deadliest slayings in San Jose’s modern history.
The suspect according to local reports had no criminal history in Santa Clara County outside of an unspecified charge in 1997 for which details were not immediately available, according to law-enforcement sources and public and court records. Property records list him as an owner of the home where the shootings occurred.
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