General Crime

* San Jose shootings on Virginia Street and near Lobue Park

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Police are investigating two shootings that occurred in San Jose on Tuesday evening about six minutes and six miles apart. According to police, a boy was walking with friends on Virginia Street near Spencer Street when a man walked up to him and announced that he belonged to a local street gang.

The suspect then shot the boy before fleeing in a vehicle. Police received word of the shooting at 8:24 p.m. The boy was transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for treatment, and police said he is expected to survive. Six minutes after the first shooting was reported, police were notified of an incident in which a person was confronted by a group of males near Lobue Park and was shot several times, police said.

That victim was transported to Regional Medical Center of San Jose and is also expected to recover, according to police. The suspects in both shootings are still at large, and the motives for both crimes remain under investigation, police said.

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