2 victims of SF’s deadly weekend shootings identified

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The two men killed in separate shootings over the weekend in San Francisco have been identified. 

According to San Francisco police, the first victim was James Allen, 34, who died in the shooting reported at around 9 p.m. on Saturday. 

Offices were dispatched to Charles J. Brenham Place in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood where they found Allen. He was taken to the hospital but was announced deceased shortly after. 

The second victim was Edin Figueroa Acosta, 19, who died in a shooting reported at around 2 a.m. on Sunday. 

Officers arrived at the 500 block of Twin Peaks Boulevard and found Figueroa Acosta. He was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Investigators have not made an arrest or released suspect information for either shooting.

Anyone with information about either homicide is asked to call the SFPD tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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