Hundreds of people gathered at Sikh Gurdwara San Jose Wednesday night for an interfaith vigil to remember the six victims fatally shot Sunday in Wisconsin.
Homicides in California have decreased slightly, yet some San Mateo County communities are seeing a surge in youth gun violence. Leaders in South San Francisco are attempting to combat the problem.
Before the Cupertino and Sunnyvale shootings, gunman Shareef Allman preached non-violence on his television show on CreaTV in San Jose. To those who worked with him, the crime came as a shock.
When a Sunnyvale neighborhood became the center of a manhunt for gunman Shareef Allman, police relied on media to update residents. But some crucial pieces of information fell through the cracks.
Almost before news of this month’s Cupertino shootings broke, details were being spread through social media. Listen to this podcast and discover how Tweets spread the word and sparked conversations.
Shareef Allman, pictured at right in a YouTube screen capture, used to host a local television show.
Wanting up-to-the-second news on police chases, natural disasters and, now, manhunts is nothing new. But thanks to new technology, you don’t need a police scanner to get a raw feed of information. While police scour a Sunnyvale neighborhood in search of a shooting suspect, more than 1,000 people are monitoring police radio traffic at RadioReference.com,
Clickable map shows violent crime in the region in the last 14 days. Cupertino, outlined in red, is a relatively low-crime enclave in the Silicon Valley.