San Jose taking pictures: Gunman killed four members of the family over visa jealousy, report says


SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — A relative of a San Jose man accused of taking pictures 4 members of the family to dying earlier than taking his personal life says he had been upset his spouse was in a position to get visas for her family members to journey from Vietnam to the USA.

To Van Khuat instructed the Mercury Information in San Jose, California, that 66-year-old Chi Dinh Ta had just lately referred to as him and instructed him he deliberate to kill his in-laws, who had just lately arrived from Asia.

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One in all Ta’s neighbors, who did not need to be recognized, says he has identified Ta for nearly 20 years. He says Ta labored in development and described him as a hardworking, household man. However he says there have been current indicators of issues.

“I feel final week (they) had some issues. I noticed the police come (to their home),” the neighbor says.

Based on the San Jose Mercury Information, those that had been killed had simply arrived from Vietnam. Ta allegedly was indignant that his spouse’s household acquired visas whereas his household was denied, presumably as a result of unspecified prices on his document going again to the late 1990s.

On Sunday night time, Ta allegedly fatally shot two of his spouse’s members of the family. After a stand-off with police that lasted a number of hours, San Jose police officers say they then entered the home and located Ta, who had fatally shot himself.

Two different folks additionally died later of gunshot wounds.

“I flip in right here. And I used to be simply making an attempt to concentrate – (what’s) incorrect?” That is how one other close by resident described the scene Sunday night time at a buying plaza two blocks away from the place residents had been evacuated to.

The resident says the neighborhood is made up largely of Vietnamese refugees, who preserve robust household ties. So, he was disturbed to study {that a} man in his 60s allegedly killed members of his circle of relatives.

“That type of shocked me as a result of he’s a 60-year-old, and involves a conclusion like that,” says the close by resident. “He takes his personal life. And he takes the lifetime of his circle of relatives. That may be very unhappy.”

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San Jose Police didn’t touch upon the brand new allegations be introduced by the household and neighbors, however did inform ABC7 Information that is an on-going investigation with “nothing new so as to add right now.”

San Jose Councilmembers Maya Esparza, Magdalena Carrasco, Dev Davis, Sylvia Arenas and Pam Foley launched a press release on Tuesday relating to the murder-suicide. The assertion learn partially:

“We ship our sincerest condolences to the households of the victims of the current tragedy that has been described as, ‘one of many deadliest shootings in San José historical past.’ Nothing can restore the loss you might have skilled. We stand with you, and we can be found to help you and your households in any manner potential.”

“The main points of this incident are nonetheless underneath investigation. Nevertheless, we’re conscious that three of the victims murdered are girls. Whereas we are going to chorus from arriving at conclusions with out the good thing about a full and thorough investigation, we all know that incidents like this don’t come up in a single day. Intimate companion violence is characterised by patterns of habits that develop over time and end in girls and their households being harm by their male companion. It’s extra necessary than ever that we proceed our work to correctly fund efforts that serve to carry perpetrators of home violence accountable earlier than their actions end result within the lack of life.”

The Related Press contributed to this text.

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