Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Three shot to death

Three fatal shootings in SF today

Steve Rubenstein,Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writers

(10-03) 22:06 PDT San Francisco -- Three people were shot to death in separate incidents in San Francisco today, police said.

The first shooting happened around 1 a.m. Officers found Ramadan Smith, 29, face down in the bike lane on the 2300 block of Post Street in the Western Addition, police said.

In the second incident, Reynaldo Cruz Hernandez, 17, of Oakland was fatally shot while standing at Ellis and Larkin streets in the Tenderloin a little after 4 a.m., San Francisco police said.

Reynaldo was with two other young men. Police believe the group was targeted by three men inside a car.

One of the men opened fire, hitting the teenager. Reynaldo was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital. No one else was hurt.

The killer and his companions fled in the car, which witnesses described to police as a gray, four-door compact, possibly a Pontiac.

The third fatal shooting occurred at about 7:40 p.m. on a Visitacion Valley street, police said.

A unidentified 30-year-old man was shot in the neck at Towerside Avenue and Schwerin Street. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died, police said. There have been no arrests.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is sad news. Especially in the case of Ronald Fox, who is my cousin. What can be done about the rising homicide rate in San Francisco. It is frustrating and perplexing to have all these senseless murders continue.