SF: UPDATE: VEHICLE COLLISION MAY BE MOTIVE FOR SATURDAY SHOOTING
09/30/07 6:25 PDT
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)
San Francisco police are saying today they believe that a fatal shooting that took place in the Visitation Valley district on Saturday afternoon was a result of a vehicle collision.
According to police Sgt. Neville Gittens, at around 12:05 p.m. there may have been a traffic collision between two cars in the 100 block of Raymond Street.
Gittens said they believe there were three suspects in the suspect vehicle. After the collision, said Gittens, two of the suspects got out of the car and began to talk with 66-year-old Kam Shing Yam of San Francisco, who had exited his vehicle.
One of the suspects then jumped into the victim's car and tried to drive away, said Gittens. Yam reportedly stood in front of the vehicle in order to stop the suspect from driving away.
At that point, said Gittens, the second suspect shot at Yam, who was later pronounced dead at the scene. The suspects drove away in both vehicles.
Yam's car was later found deserted at La Grande and Brazil avenues near John McLaren Park, said Gittens.
Police are now asking for the public's help in finding the three suspects, possibly in their teens or early-20s. If anyone has information about the incident, please call the Confidential Tip line at (415) 575-4444.