Sunday, September 2, 2007

Fatal shooting in Bayview District

09/02/07 6:25 PDT

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

Officers are investigating an early morning homicide in the Bayview district, a San Francisco police dispatcher said.

Police responded to reports of shots fired in the 6600 block of Third Street around 2:30 a.m., a dispatcher said. One victim was found suffering gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

7 comments:

oaklandhappenings said...

One more to add with this:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/03/BA07RU7HI.DTL
It looks as if SF will register at least 110 this year. It's not any better on this side of the Bay this holiday weekend, but fortunately we're a bit behind last year...91 vs 97. Holiday and holiday weekends are crime nightmare times.

Rah said...

Yeah, SF looks like it may set a new record this year. Oakland is still high but thankfully its a little lower than last year. One good thing though is San Jose. It's at 17 murders, and it has almost 1 million people. That's pretty much unheard of in the US.

And there is yet another murder to add to the list for SF, putting the total at 77...

oaklandhappenings said...

rah, I think it is unfair to compare SJ to Oakland or SF-- it is a VERY different type of city: not being a port city, it means that thousands of people of color did not move from other parts of the country (some crime-ridden) to work for WWII and other port jobs. I don't think that SJ ever suffered from white-flight as Oakland (especially) did, since many still live in SJ.
Another way to look at it, is to say that if SJ is the wealthiest city in the nation, why is there still so much crime and violence?? I'm not talking per-capita, but overall. Instead of 17 murders, how about just 3?

Anonymous said...

SF sucked! I just returned from my first-ever visit, completed with a shooting right in front of my hotel (the Serrano at Taylor and O'Farrell streets), with my 11-year-old in tow to witness the action. The public transportation is horrible, the lines to wait for transportation are worse, and the providers of public transport are rude! I can see the ocean anywhere....and not have to witness a murder in the process.

Rah said...

oaklandhappenings, i see what you're saying, and I'm not trying to compare San Jose to Oakland or SF, which are obviously different monsters than SJ, and I'm certainly not trying to downplay the deaths of the 17 people who have been murdered there. The point I was making was that when you take American cities into consideration, in general, San Jose has an extremely low murder rate. The rate is more on par with a Canadian or European city.

Rah said...

And as for 17 murders in such a wealthy city...well, i guess this still IS America.....

lover said...

The man who died in that shooting was my 1st love. I haven't seen him in like 8 years, and he is dead. It is sad to see that he is just added to a list. That man is special and will always hold a special place in my heart. If you want to talk about a hard life. He had one. RIP Dejohn I will see you in heaven.