SAN JOSE -- An argument between family members ended in the city's 14th homicide of the year on Wednesday, when a man visiting from Modesto was shot to death inside an East San Jose home, relatives said.

Police were called to the 2900 block of Westboro Drive at 12:13 p.m. on reports that someone had been shot.

"Me and my brother were coming home from the store, and a woman was outside crying and asking to use a phone, saying her husband was shot," said Juan Angulo, 18, who lives next door to the crime scene.

Police found the man suffering from at least one bullet wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene at about 12:25 p.m.

"We do believe others were inside the home at the time of the shooting," said San Jose police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer. "We are not sure if they heard or saw anything."

Police did not release the victim's identity, but Joe Gomez identified the slain man as his brother Ralph Gomez, 46, of Modesto. He said his brother and his wife had been visiting San Jose and staying at the home, near South White and Story roads.

Joe Gomez said a close relative has been named as the suspected shooter, but San Jose police would not confirm that information Wednesday night.

"My brother and (relative) were arguing and a gun ended up being fired," Gomez said. "My brother got the worst of it."

He added that the victim and suspect grew up together and "were like brothers."

Gomez was with a group of relatives from Modesto who gathered outside red police tape at the scene Wednesday evening. They described the victim and his wife as a "perfect couple" who had been married for 24 years and have three adult children.

"I'm just shocked," said Gomez. "We're still waiting to hear what happened."

Police said the suspect fled in a vehicle and remains at large. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.