Three people were left dead after a late night shooting took place Tuesday in a San Jose State University parking garage.
The shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. in the 10th Street garage at the corner of East San Fernando and South 10th streets. Police responded and found that the shooting had occurred on the fifth story of the garage. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene and the third, who is believed to be the shooter, died later at a hospital, university spokeswoman Pat Lopes Harris said.
“They were able to determine that this was an isolated incident involving three individuals and that the campus was not at risk,” Lopes Harris said.
An initial message was sent out over the university’s internal public address system, and was later followed up by an alert sent to students via text message. However, the timing of those alerts came much later than when the incident occurred, according to the Spartan Daily News.
The names of the people who died have not been released, and Lopes Harris declined to comment on a possible motive for the shooting or whether any of the three were students. “Our first priority this morning will be addressing the needs of our students,” Lopes Harris said.
The garage was closed for several hours after the shooting, but at least partially reopened shortly after midnight, she said.
The San Jose Police Department is assisting with the investigation, and sent two homicide detectives and a crime scene investigator to the university Tuesday night, police spokesman Officer Jose Garcia said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the San Jose State University Police Department at (408) 924-2168.