1 dead, 5 wounded in S.F. Tenderloin shooting
By TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press Writer
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
(02-24) 16:59 PST San Francisco, CA (AP) --
Police say they hope surveillance cameras will provide clues into a late night drive-by shooting Monday that left one woman dead and five other people wounded in the tough Tenderloin district.
The slain woman was identified as Leticia Hunter, 33, of Sacramento by the coroner's office. No arrests have been made .
Someone riding in a silver-colored Mercedes Benz SUV opened fire on a busy street corner, Police Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said Tuesday.
After the shooting, police chased a sports-utility vehicle across the Bay Bridge toward Oakland at speeds of more than 110 mph speed but they could not catch it.
Early Tuesday, Oakland police recovered a burned-out vehicle matching the description of the SUV involved in the shooting. Tomioka said it was unknown whether the vehicle had been stolen.
The wounded were hospitalized with what Tomioka called non life-threatening injuries.
It is not known whether the victims were bystanders or targets.
Investigators are interviewing witnesses, and they plan to review footage from surveillance cameras posted in the historic, yet crime-riddled neighborhood to look for leads in the shooting, Tomioka said.