Monday, September 24, 2007

Man shot to death on Friday

09/24/07 11:05 PDT


A San Francisco man who was shot and killed Friday afternoon has been identified today by the San Francisco medical examiner's office as 32-year-old Herbert Bell.

Bell was driving in front of 1655 Jerrold St. around 2:45 p.m. when two suspects fired into his vehicle. Bell suffered gunshot wounds and died at the scene, San Francisco police Sgt. Neville Gittens said. A female passenger in the car was not injured.

Police are investigating the shooting, but there are no suspects, Gittens said.

Notice how when there's a murder in Oakland, Berkeley, Redwood City, or San Jose, the news is all over it. Kill someone in SF, and you have a good chance there will be no news, save for a skimpy article that appears 3 days later, on Bay City Newswire and the Examiner. I came across this one by chance, checking the BCN website. I saw the headline, and pasted it into google (rather than pay $20 to view the article)...that's how I found out. Cbs5 apparently had it for maybe an hour before it was pushed off their site.


Anonymous said...

There was another shooting last night (9/23) in the Lakeview area. Police, Ambulance, and Fire Dpt sirens were heard all over the place. I looked for some kind of headline but was not able to find any information. I will try to research this with Judah & Ingleside police dpt.

Anonymous said...

The Sept 21 killing was in broad daylight, on a wide street, with lots of witnesses. According to persons at the scene, the shooting started a block away, in the 1500 block of Jerrold. The victims car was pointing down hill and rolled across 3rd Street to a stop at 1655 Jerrold. Responding police officers drove right over the broken glass and spent cartridges lying up the hill. A teal mini van was spotted driving near the scene as the first shots rang out and the driver may even be sought as a possible witness. Or not. The cops don't seem to really try too hard to solve BVHP gangland style killings. If the City of SF pursued, prosecuted and jailed killers and criminals more rigorously (instead of just trying to grab headlines with redundant and silly gun bans and welfare programs) it would be a good start.

oaklandhappenings said...

Rah, I agree that SF there should be more coverage of SF crimes, and I am not saying that biasedly. Some SF sources (sometimes all of them) are trying to hard to "protect the image"
as if violent crime shouldn't happen there. Such is complete bull, especially with the spikes in violence and homicides this year.
Correct me if I am wrong, but comment folks on SFgate seem to agree.