2 killed, 3 wounded in separate S.F. shootings
Delfin Vigil,Tanya Schevitz, Chronicle Staff Writers
Sunday, January 6, 2008
(01-06) 22:25 PST San Francisco -- Two people died and three others were injured in five separate shootings in San Francisco in less than 24 hours Saturday and today, according to police.
No suspects are in custody, and the shootings do not appear to be related, police said.
The latest shooting was at 2:30 p.m. today on Rosie Lee Lane in the Bayview neighborhood, where police responding to calls of shots fired found a male victim on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a spokesman from the San Francisco Police Department.
The victim was identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office as Torrance Gray, 16, of San Francisco. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and declared dead around 3 p.m., according to police.
Another fatal shooting about 12 hours earlier - around 2:20 a.m. today - occurred in the 200 block of Terry A. Francois Boulevard near Jelly's dance cafe.
The victim was identified by the medical examiner as Clarence Corbin, 34, of Antioch. He was standing in a crowd outside the club when shots rang out, according to San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens. The victim, who was struck by multiple bullets, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 5 a.m., Gittens said.
Police are unsure whether Corbin was a target or shot at random, Gittens said.
Another shooting was reported around 2 a.m. today in the 3300 block of Mission Street near 29th Street, according to police.
At 1:10 a.m. today, a shooting was reported on Campton Place, about a block away from Union Square, police said.
And around 9 p.m. Saturday, a shooting was reported in the area of Webster and Fulton streets, near Alamo Square, police said.
In addition to the two fatalities, at least three other victims were injured in the shootings, but authorities would not describe the extent of their injuries.