Two killed, four hurt in shooting at a vigil in San José, police say. Duo now accused of murder.

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Source: San José Police Department

May. 18 2021, Published 4:31 p.m. ET

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Two people died and four more were hurt at a shooting during a memorial vigil in San Jose, California, last year. Months, later police say they have arrested a pair of suspects. 

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On Sept. 15, 2020, around 10 p.m., San Jose police officers responded to a call about a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found two men suffering from at least gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

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Four additional victims were injured by gunfire.

A crowd had gathered for a memorial vigil for a man who had died the previous night in a collision on U.S.101 in San José, according to CBS SF BayArea.

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All of the victims were at or near the vigil.

An extensive follow-up investigation led homicide detectives to suspects Gabriel Desantiago, 27, and Jesus Beltran-Guzman, 20, San Jose police announced. 

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The motive behind the shooting was not immediately revealed.

At the time of the shooting, law enforcement said a gang rivalry was being investigated as a possible motivation, according to CBS SF BayArea.

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On May 13, the San José Police Department located and arrested Desantiago. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for murder.

Beltran-Guzman was already in custody on other charges.

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