San Francisco Police Investigate Two Separate Shootings With One Dead, One Injured

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San Francisco police are investigating two different shootings on Wednesday where one victim was left for dead while another was injured.

Police reports wrote that In the Bernal Heights neighborhood, a shooting incident lead to the injury of a 24-year-old man on Wednesday afternoon. Respondents arrived on the scene at about 1:00 p.m. after witnesses called after hearing gunshots.

Officers who searched the Cortland Avenue and Nevada Street areas and found several spent shell casings. Investigators later discovered that the victim was brought to a nearby hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Witness statements identified the suspect to be a 28-year-old man but police officers declined to provide any additional details.

Police said later on Wednesday night, a 42-year-old victim died during a shooting in the Bayview District. Witnesses reported the incident at around 9:14 p.m. after hearing gunshots around Wallace Avenue and Jennings Street. Officials immediately brought the man to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.

The medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Marcus Harrison, a resident of San Francisco. Police officers did not provide details of the suspect and no arrest has been made, CBS Local reported.

Earlier this week, a man was sent to the hospital in Tenderloin on Tuesday night over what police officers called a “serious” wound. Investigators later revealed they caught a potential suspect.

Witnesses reported that the incident started at around 9:00 p.m. between Turk and Eddy Streets. Police quickly arrived at the scene where multiple gunshots were heard. Officers said they discovered an abandoned piece of firearm.

The crimes come after last month where three people lost their lives in Bay Area shootings and Oakland homicide deaths reach 80 in a terrifying surge of gun violence.

Shootings in three different cities in the Bay Area resulted in three fatalities and two injuries. Oakland police and firefighters arrived at the 9900 block of MacArthur Boulevard at around 1:00 a.m. Respondents discovered a dead woman inside the apartment with at least one gunshot wound.

About one and a half-hour later, another report of a shooting was called in from the 8300 block of International Boulevard. Police who arrived at the scene found the victim with a gunshot wound and quickly brought him to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The region surrounding East Oakland has become the epicenter of a massive wave of gun violence and homicides after tallying over 80 deaths this year. Last year, the area only logged a total of 58 fatalities. Police said the coronavirus pandemic, gang skirmishes, and an increase in the supply of guns, are to blame for the incidents.

At the 1900 block of Ascot Parkway, police discovered the body of a 28-year-old man with at least one gunshot wound.

The city of Vallejo recorded its 23rd homicide case of the year on October 18, surpassing its previous high of 25 in 2013. In July, city police said they have seen a massive rise in the crime rate in 2020, including cases of homicide, aggravated assault, rape, and vehicular theft.

The police department said that they are aware of the problems and are working on a solution. They are planning to conduct prevention, intervention, and enforcement to continuously protect the area and keep their citizens safe.

The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association said that in 1994, the city experienced its largest number of homicides, reaching a staggering 30 deaths.

On the other hand, San Francisco police continued to investigate shootings in the Mission District where a fight later resulted in gunshots. The assailant then used a vehicle to avoid law enforcement, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Danielle Joyce Ong

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