Sunday, May 4, 2008

Shootings kill Men In Western Addition And Potrero Hill

Two men shot dead in San Francisco
Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer
Sunday, May 4, 2008
(05-04) 10:03 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Two men were shot and killed within a 30-minute period Saturday night in separate shootings in San Francisco, police said.

At 10:15 p.m., police said, a 32-year-old Oakland man was gunned down on the 1600 block of Geary Boulevard outside the Japan Center in the city's Japantown neighborhood, which is typically busy on weekend nights.

The man, whose name will not be released until his family is notified, ran across the street, collapsed, and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, police said.

Half an hour later, a shooting on the 1000 block of Connecticut Street in the Potrero Hill neighborhood killed Victor Carson, a 41-year-old city resident, according to police and the medical examiner's office.

Carson, shot in the neck, was rushed by ambulance to nearby San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made in either homicide, police said.



DJPR said...

I can't believe that. I was 2-3 blocks away when I saw the rush of cop cars and ambulances.

They seem to have shut down Geary street temporarily.

Jerry Jarvis said...

is the date is wrong?

Rah said...

There's a new article now that should clear up when the murders happened. Also the date in the homicide list is fixed (is that what you were referring to?)

Anonymous said...

okay...I saw the ambulances but did anyone hear what sounded like gunshots that same night around 2 or 3 a.m.? lots of rounds of gunshots...

Anonymous said...

I live a few buildings away from the man that got shot in Potrero Hill. I was going home with my son and I had more than 8 shopping bags and a laptop bag and not to mention my purse when I heard 3-4 shots fired. I heard a lady screaming and someone who sounded older yelled call 911. I ran into my apartment in the projects as fast as I could and minutes later I looked out my window and cops and the ambulance was their for a little while but left shortly. they do not think much about the people who get shot here in this area. they are numb to it. I have been robbed 2 times and they have done nothing to help. We need better security in our streets not ome jaded ass cops that seem to know eveerything.