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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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Daggermouth April 04, 2013 at 09:19 PM
Police better got ahold of this fire before its out of control you can feel the tension out there I predict a deadly summer over here hold on tight its just beginning
Alice April 04, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Its ashame it has to go this far with guns. the big guestion. WHY!!! how. time has change for the worest
emmanuel April 04, 2013 at 11:06 PM
I thought G.p.d. cleaned up gilroy streets for them to be salf N its still the same so they should just free all the b.P.K heads N the rest of homies
Johnson April 05, 2013 at 02:07 AM
Emmanuel anyone to be that stupid to go to bobbys shop and sell fire arms to some guy who really was un undercover law enforcement agent for a fast high sale deserves to be where there at for being idiots all thoes stupid petty light weight bs caught up to them....you live an you hopefully learn.
Johnson April 05, 2013 at 02:45 AM
RIP J you will be missed.
OldTimeGilroy April 05, 2013 at 02:23 PM
You went to a public school, right? But not for very long?
Gilroy Mike April 05, 2013 at 06:46 PM
I need to take ebonics lessons to understand half the comments left here. I'm gland my household is armed. This is the reason taking guns from responcible CITIZENS is not a good idea. I'm sure these scum don't have there's legally.
Gilroy Mike April 05, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Probably gonna be another car wasj this weekend I'm guessing. Maybe these gangster should buy "drive by" insurance to pay for their funerals.
Jose Torres April 05, 2013 at 09:08 PM
@ gilroy mike actually we his family are not going to beg nor ask people for money. We are a strong family who are there for each other. The only help we are going to ask for is to find out who did this? Mike if we did have a car wash I'm sure you would stop but not to help us out for the cost but ,because your porably to lazy to was ya own damn car. We are all hard workers I'm sure we can figure this out. Please don't be so quick to judge someone lost their life, no matter who, what, when ,and why? it still is someone's child, brother,uncle, cousin. Please have some respect
Sabrina Rodriguez April 05, 2013 at 09:48 PM
Our prayers are with your family
Melody Munoz April 06, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Our prays are with Jessies family.
Ruby Hernandez April 07, 2013 at 10:40 PM
There's a car wash and bake sale on 7th st. 4-7-2013 anyone interested in helping out Jessie Silos's family it will be greatly appreciated thanx,hope to see u there!
OldTimeGilroy April 07, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Apparently you have the gift of prophecy! Below: "There's a car wash and bake sale on 7th st. 4-7-2013 anyone interested in helping out Jessie Silos's family it will be greatly appreciated thanx,hope to see u there!"
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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