General Crime

* San Jose Police saturate 100 block of Rose Lane, near Capitol Expressway after reports of shots fired

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Police have shut down an East San Jose neighborhood this afternoon because of a disturbance that may have involved a shooting. A disturbance involving a weapon was reported at a two-story townhouse in the 100 block of Rose Lane, near Capitol Expressway, at 11:47 a.m., Sgt. Ronnie Lopez said. “Upon arrival officers heard some shots being fired,” Lopez said. Officers began evacuating nearby homes and surrounded the townhouse where the disturbance occurred. Police are now trying to communicate with two people believed to be inside the home, a male and a female, Lopez said. “We’re attempting to make contact with them, we’re not sure what their status is,” Lopez said at about 1:30 p.m. It is not clear whether anyone was hit by the gunfire. The owner of nearby Mark’s Hot Dogs, who declined to give her name, said her parking lot was full of police cars and that she and others weren’t being allowed outside. She said she had heard what may have been gunshots after police arrived, but initially assumed the sounds were coming from nearby auto shops. Some officers had their guns drawn as they responded, she said. “It’s like a movie out here,” she said. Things were even more dramatic at the nearby home of Jen Hung, who lives across the street from the townhouse that has been surrounded. Hung said he was at home with his wife and was on the computer when police arrived and told them about the disturbance.At about 3 p.m., armed officers were still in Hung’s living room staking out the home across the street. Others were in an upstairs bedroom, and there were snipers in his backyard taking down fences between homes to allow for more mobility, he said. “There’s a lot of police now in my backyard,” he said.Hung said he and his wife were allowed to remain in their home but were told to stay away from the windows. His wife is scared, he said.Hung said that sometime after 2 p.m., he had heard what sounded like two loud shots fired. Another resident, Ramiro Mijares, who lives on nearby Florence Avenue, had come over to watch the police activity and said he also heard blasts sometime around 2 p.m.”All this commotion is not normal,” Mijares said.

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