SAN JOSE -- Police said Friday that while the city's third slaying of 2013 appears to be gang-related -- the victim was jumped by a group of young men and stabbed multiple times -- they still don't have any solid evidence of that.

"It does fit, but without something additional to indicate that it was gang-motivated, we can't say that's what it was," said police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer. "And we don't have that."

The victim is an unidentified man, believed to be in his 30s, who was assaulted by the group at the intersection of Southside Drive and Hope Street, near a large gated condominium complex in the Kenwood neighborhood off Monterey Highway. He was attacked around 8:30 p.m. and died about an hour later at the hospital.

Dwyer said it is not known if one or more people stabbed the victim, and he did not believe any weapons were recovered from the area.

The slaying came on the heels of the city's second homicide, which occurred Wednesday when 43-year-old mother of two Anna Duong was shot and killed in her home near Tully Road.

Duong was a well known fixture at her Ponselle Court condominium complex, where she ran a licensed business selling snacks and sodas out of her home to people in the neighborhood.

Police said she left behind a 12-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter who are staying with relatives. The San Jose Police Officers' Association announced Thursday that they are collecting donations for her funeral and kids on their website at sjpoa.com.


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The year's first killing was recorded when the body of Ivan Segura, 34, was found on Jan. 6. He was shot to death in front of the Tripoli Avenue home where he lived with his wife and a 5-year-old daughter.

Police do not believe any of this year's homicides are related, although Dwyer said it's "not unusual but unfortunate" to have three open cases in succession.

"Every day that goes by gives the suspect the opportunity to further evade capture or cover up the crime," he said. "But I have the utmost confidence in our detectives."

Dwyer said the department solves "between 70 to 80 percent of homicides, if not higher," and "the mathematical probability is we will find out who committed two, if not all three" of this year's killings.

Anyone with information about any of the cases can contact homicide detectives at 408-277-5283, or leave an anonymous tip with Silicon Valley Crimestoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or http://tipsubmit.com.

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