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San Jose: ‘Person of interest’ sought in downtown shooting

SAN JOSE – Authorities on Friday released photographs of a “person of interest” in a non-injury shooting near the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown San Jose on Thursday night.

Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East San Fernando Street about 6:20 p.m. Thursday for a report of shots fired. They didn’t find any victims, but “multiple rounds” hit the library and a parking garage, according to San Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia.

In a news release Friday, Officer Gina Tepoorten said a gun was fired in “multiple directions.”

Detectives obtained photos of a person of interest after canvassing the area and talking to witnesses, Tepoorten said.

“It is unknown if this person is responsible for the shooting, however, detectives would like to speak to this person to see if he has any information relating to this incident,” Tepoorten said.

The person is described as a white man in his early 20s. He was last seen wearing a blue medical mask, a black hooded sweatshirt, tan pants, sneakers and a blue and gray backpack.

Anyone who recognizes the person or has information about the shooting can contact Detective Matthew Sanfilippo of the San Jose Police Department’s Assaults Unit at 408-464-8379 or 4186@sanjoseca.gov.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or svcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.

Source: East Bay San Jose: ‘Person of interest’ sought in downtown shooting

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