General Crime

* Melissa Ross identified as another homicide San Jose on Ambler Way relative Richard Herrera also shot

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A 35-year-old San Jose woman who died in a Saturday night shooting has been identified by police as Melissa Ross. Police found Ross in the driver’s seat of a black Mercedes sedan in the 4000 block of Ambler Way at about 10:30 p.m., Officer Jose Garcia said. It appeared that Ross had been shot in the car.

Richard Herrera, 20, of San Jose, a relative of Ross, arrived at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center at 11 p.m. with gunshot wounds that were not life threatening, Garcia said. He was treated and released at the hospital. Herrera was in the passenger seat of the car at the time of the shooting, investigators said.

No arrests have been made. It is unknown if the suspect, or suspects, targeted Ross, Herrera or both, Garcia said. Police say the Ross shooting is not connected to the stabbing of San Jose resident Vincent Tran, 18, in the 1700 block of Schulte Drive earlier Saturday morning. Police suspect a gang connection in Tran’s death.

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