A 9th victim of the San Jose mass shooting has died.
Eight of the victims, who ranged from ages 29 to 63, were identified Wednesday by the Santa Clara County office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner as Paul Delacruz Megia, 42; Taptejdeep Singh, 36; Adrian Balleza, 29; Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, 35; Timothy Michael Romo, 49; Michael Joseph Rudometkin, 40; Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63; and Lars Kepler Lane, 63.
A ninth victim, Alex Ward Fritch, age 49, was transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in critical condition and died Wednesday evening, the coroner’s office said.
They will be honored Thursday night at an event at the San Jose City Hall Plaza.
Wednesday’s incident was the 232nd shooting in which at least four people were shot in the US so far this year, according to a tally by the Gun Violence Archive
, as another community has been left to make sense of violence that struck close to home.
The killings in San Jose are the latest in a spate of shootings that have struck essential workers in the US
, who have tried to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic yet were murdered in mass acts of violence.