SAN JOSE -- Two men were found shot to death inside a townhome in a tidy South San Jose enclave around 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to police, who do not believe there is a suspect at large.
Police were called to the home off Cherryview Lane after neighbors reported hearing a woman screaming, presumably after finding the bodies.
Police would not say whether the matter is being considered a murder-suicide.
"It's too early to tell what it is," said San Jose police spokesman Officer Albert Morales. "But they were known to each other and we think all the people involved were inside the townhouse."
A neighbor said she heard what sounded like three or four gunshots about 9 p.m. Sunday, but she didn't call police because she thought someone had set off fireworks, something she said happens fairly frequently in the South San Jose neighborhood near Almaden Expressway.
"I didn't connect it," said the resident who identified herself as Shaylyn but declined to give a last name. "It's now that I think about it that I think that's what I heard. My reaction was to look out the window and I didn't see anything. It was just bang bang bang, but it was loud."
Police did not release any more details about the deaths but said homicide detectives are handling the investigation.
Elsa Wilkins, who has lived in the neighborhood for about 25 years, said it's a quiet area where they've never seen crime of this magnitude.
"Sometimes you hear about a car getting broken into, but not much more than that," Wilkins said.
Despite police saying there are no outstanding suspects, Wilkins was rattled after the shooting.
"They don't know what is going on," she said. "Why would I feel safe?"
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