San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

Daniel Maldonado and Hugo Sanchez Killed at La Mejor Taqueria, located at 2003 Story Road in San Jose

Two men shot to death at a taqueria in East San Jose on Thursday evening have been identified by police as 21-year-old Daniel Maldonado of San Jose and 31-year-old Hugo Sanchez of Sunnyvale. Both were pronounced dead at the scene after officers arrived at La Mejor Taqueria, located at 2003 Story Road, around 7:45 p.m.

A third man was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said. The homicides are the city’s first two of the year. Police have not identified a suspect or possible motive in the shooting as of this morning. The owner of La Mejor Taqueria was not immediately available for comment.

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