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* San Jose String of Violent Crime Strikes New Year’s Eve Celebrations

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A string of violence kept emergency responders in San Jose busy late New Year’s Eve and early New Year’s Day.  A total of six stabbing incidents and two shooting incidents were reported between 10 p.m. and the early morning hours, San Jose police spokesman Officer Jose Garcia said. Garcia said that while there were several injuries from the violence, no one was killed.

A shooting and a stabbing were both reported at around 10 p.m.  Police responded to a shooting in the 2300 block of Ridgeglen Way, where two males — one adult and one juvenile — suffered gunshot wounds, Garcia said. The two victims were at a New Year’s gathering at the time of the shooting, and were transported the hospital. One of the two victims had what appeared to be life-threatening injuries, Garcia said.

Also at 10 p.m., a man was found stabbed in the 100 block of Delmas Avenue. The man told authorities he had been walking along the Guadalupe River when he was stabbed, and then walked to Delmas Avenue where bystanders called an ambulance. The man’s injuries were not life-threatening, Garcia said. The motive for the stabbing was unknown.

At 12:20 a.m., police responded to a multiple stabbing in the 400 block of Skall Drive. There was a fight between several people there, which resulted in six injuries who were transported to the hospital with varying injuries.  Garcia said that some of the injuries were stab wounds or cuts, and that all the injuries were not life-threatening.

Police were not yet able to release details about the other shooting and four stabbing incidents.

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