In clip you can see sex workers and passersby near time of shooting. At 5m44s: 5 shots heard, one witness in view: https://t.co/p1XTS2TsJM— Zach Klein (@zachklein) June 14, 2016
A man was killed in the Mission District this morning, the victim of a fatal shooting outside a popular area saloon.
Details are still scarce, but according to a preliminary report from the San Francisco Police Department, gunfire was reported at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday at the corner of 20th and Shotwell Streets, near a location that's been the site of a bar (at present, called Shotwell's) that's been in operation for over a century.
When police arrived at the scene of the report, they discovered a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.
Police say that the weapon used was a handgun, by a suspect described only as male. Citing the still-ongoing investigation, an SFPD spokesperson was unable to provide additional details at publication time.
According to Mission Local, a witness says that "the man was shot five times and that they saw a black car speeding away from the scene eastbound on 20th Street after it happened."
One of the bullets from the shooting cracked the window of an area pilates studio, they report, saying that "neighbors were concerned that the shooting might be related to pimping on the block" though so far no one has told the publication that "they knew the victim, however, nor had any specific information tying the shooting to pimps on the block."
The Examiner reports that this is San Francisco's 23rd homicide for 2016, following Friday's fatal stabbing of SF construction worker Mitzi Campbell.