Two men shot dead in San Francisco
Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer
Saturday, April 19, 2008
(04-19) 14:59 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Two men were killed within 15 minutes of one another in San Francisco on Friday night in unrelated attacks, authorities said.
In the first attack, Keith Johnson, 24, of Vallejo, was shot in a car at 10:47 p.m. in the 1500 block of McKinnon Avenue and died at the scene.
San Francisco police homicide Lt. Mike Stasko said Johnson appeared to have been specifically targeted in the Bayview area slaying.
"It seems like someone ran up and shot the guy, then ran up the street and jumped in a car," Stasko said today.
In the second attack, at 11 p.m. on Friday, Santos Rafael Canto-Aldana, 21, of San Francisco, was shot in the 2300 block of Mission Street. He died later at San Francisco General Hospital.
Stasko said that Canto-Aldana, who had no criminal history, may have been an innocent victim in a gang- related attack.
"Apparently, there were three prior stabbings in that area - this may be someone coming up, doing retribution. He was a Latin male, on the street, he may have been in the wrong place, or wearing the wrong color," Stasko said. "The inspectors are out there doing some follow-up work on it now."