A brazen midday shooting claimed one man's life Wednesday, at the same intersection where the perpetrators of an alleged two-day crime spree robbed one of their victims.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, calls began rolling in to 911 at 12:09 p.m. Wednesday, saying that a man had been shot at 23rd and Dakota Streets, which is between the Potrero Hill Recreation Center and the Potrero Terrace and Annex public housing developments.
When officers arrived, they discovered a man in his 30s, suffering from gunshot wounds.
"Police and paramedics provided aid and performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the scene," Bay City News reports. According to the Ex, the deceased has been identified as 48-year-old San Francisco resident Rayshawn Larue.
Larue's death, BCN reports, is San Francisco's 30th homicide this year. It follows Sunday's slaying of 26-year-old Alameda man Joshua Mejia following an altercation at a Geary Street bar.
As of publication time, police say that they do not have any information on any suspects or a motive in Larue's shooting, which occurred at the same intersection where on July 11, 20-year-old Jonathan Limu and 19-year-old Manu Pomele allegedly beat and robbed a rollerblader, snatching the skates from his feet as he lay on the sidewalk.
Limu and Pomele were subsequently arrested, and police say the mugging on that corner was part of a larger crime spree the two were engaged in over a two-day period.
As always, the SFPD asks that if you know anything about this shooting, you call their Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.