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Man Dead in Double Shooting in Gilroy Wednesday Night

Police are investigating a homicide that occurred at 10:53 p.m. Wednesday.

Police are investigating a shooting that killed one person and left another person critically injured in Gilroy Wednesday night.

At about 10:53 p.m., police responded to a report of a shooting in the 7300 block of Chestnut Street, near East Seventh Street.

The first officer arrived at the scene within 39 seconds of the call being dispatched, police said.

Emergency medical personnel and police initiated lifesaving efforts on the first victim, a 30-year-old Gilroy resident. He was then transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased, police said.

A second victim, a 37-year-old Gilroy resident, sustained critical injuries and was transported to a local trauma center. He is expected to survive his injuries, according to police.

The motive for this crime has not been determined, police said.

Investigators are processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses in hopes of generating a variety of leads.

The deceased victim's identity is being withheld until proper notifications are made.

No suspects have been detained, according to police.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Gilroy police at (408) 846-0350. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call We-Tip at (800) 782-7463.

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Gilroy Mike April 08, 2013 at 04:41 AM
I call it like I see it. I know from personal experience that when you want to change, you leave everything and everyone behind that was part of what you "were". Its unfortunate that this person lost his life before he realised that. I do feel for him and his family.
cheryl April 08, 2013 at 08:56 AM
I had my car washed both days. Didnt know the guy but he was a son, a broth. Maybe a father? Did he really deserve to be gunned down? No one deserves to be shot and sounds to me these guys were defenseless. Whoever shot these men, regardless is a coward! Gangs and violence is not the way. God please put an end to all this .
farmergirl April 08, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Very sad for his children and family. All so senseless.
farmergirl April 08, 2013 at 04:26 PM
My prayers are with the family.
Brittney April 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Maybe we can release all the gang members and put them on their own little island to kill each other and leave the rest of us out of it. The rest of Gilroy is trying to raise children to be productive members of society. I'm so sick of hearing about gang shootings and violence. Either you are a gang member or you are not- there is no middle ground. Get your life together or get out of here already...

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