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Anh Tran Identified as Ex-Girlfriend Murdered By Anh V. Pham in Murder/Suicide in San Jose

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Police have identified a former couple who both died in a murder-suicide when a man allegedly shot his former girlfriend before killing himself at their East San Jose home on Valentine’s Day. Police identified the shooter as Anh V. Pham, 29, and his ex-girlfriend as 22-year-old Anh Tran.

Pham shot Tran and himself last Thursday while they were upstairs in a two-story home in the 1800 block of Bermuda Way where they lived as tenants, police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer said. The two had met about seven months ago and later began dating.

Their romantic relationship lasted roughly five months and ended about a month ago, Dwyer said. “They were involved at a certain point in the past,” Dwyer said. After the two split up, “they remained living under the same roof but in separate rooms,” Dwyer said. On the afternoon of Valentine’s Day, Pham allegedly shot Tran with a handgun then turned the gun on himself, Dwyer said.

Police responded to the home, located across the street from William C. Overfelt High School, at about 4:30 p.m. after another adult who lives at the home went upstairs and found the two bodies. The deaths remain under investigation but investigators may never know what sparked the shootings, Dwyer said. “There are only two people who know, and both are dead,” Dwyer said.

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