SAN JOSE — The San Jose Police Department is reporting its 15th homicide of the year after a female resident in the downtown area was shot. According to the San Jose Police Officer Albert Morales, “On Monday, July 3 at approximately 5:07 PM, officers responded to the 600 block of S. 10th Street on report of a welfare check.” The complaint call came when someone reported hearing what was thought to be illegal fireworks coming from inside the home.
A female victim, 20-year-old Myla Thi Dang from the town of Marina in Monterey County was found inside the residence. She was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Morales, “Preliminary investigation revealed the suspect and victim were known to each other.”
The tenants were known to police as multiple calls to the residence were becoming more frequent. The home had been the scene of illegal fireworks activity days before the shooting occurred. The home was known for loud parties and traffic entering and leaving the residence at various hours of the night.
There is no clear motive behind the shooting. The Homicide Unit has opened an investigation into Dang’s death. Currently the suspect has not been identified and remains at large. Dang’s death is San Jose’s 15th homicide of the year.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Mike Montonye or Detective Jason Tanner of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867).