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* Manuel Serrano San Jose’s 23rd homicide on Birch Lane

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A man was killed in a shooting in San Jose on Friday night, according to police. Manuel Serrano, 44, of San Jose, was shot near the 100 block of Birch Lane at about 11 p.m., police said. Serrano was taken to a local hospital where he died of his wounds at about 11:20 p.m., according to police. A 55-year-old man was also injured in the shooting and taken to the hospital, where he was treated for injuries not believed to be life threatening and later released. Prior to the shooting, both victims had apparently been standing outside a home drinking beer when a suspect opened fire, police said. No arrests have been made. Serrano’s death is San Jose’s 23rd homicide of the year, according to police.

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