SAN JOSE -- A man suffered life-threatening injuries Tuesday night in a shooting near the corner of S. Winchester Boulevard and Cadillac Drive, the same intersection where another victim was injured in gang-related gunplay in August.
Police responded to reports of gunshots in the area around 9:30 p.m., and while initial indications were that two people had been struck, only one victim was found.
According to San Jose police Lt. Eduardo Pedreira, they believe the victim was shot near the intersection and then made his way down the street.
"The victim was able to respond to the corner gas station to seek help," Pedreira said.
A block-long length of sidewalk on Winchester in West San Jose near the Campbell border was cordoned off by police tape about an hour after the shooting, and a concrete and wood bench was knocked off the curb and into the street, with evidence markers nearby. Pedreira did not know whether the shooting took place at the bench or if it was possibly toppled by the fleeing victim. Investigators were on scene canvassing the area for clues.
Pedreira said witnesses reported seeing a vehicle fleeing the area, but no suspect descriptions were immediately available.
Police did not immediately know a motive for the crime.
In the Aug. 14 daytime shooting at Winchester and Cadillac, a 25-year-old man was found suffering from a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening. The next day, Julio Cesar Vasquez, 18, was arrested at the same intersection.
Detectives believe the attack was gang-motivated. Vasquez is being held without bail at County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and possessing controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
Pedreira said it was too early in the investigation to state whether Tuesday night's shooting had gang connections.
Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.