A holiday weekend of fatal shootings was capped off Monday night with a final death: The slaying of a man just blocks from a San Francisco elementary school.
It was a violent weekend in the city, with a double shooting Friday that killed one and injured another, then two separate shootings Saturday that left one man dead and two others injured. Sunday remained relatively quiet, but the San Francisco Police Department's homicide investigators were deployed again Monday evening, they say.
According to the SFPD, Monday's shooting went down at 7:30 p.m., on the 500 block of Head Street, about two blocks from Jose Ortega Elementary School. Police say that when they arrived at the scene, they discovered a 23-year-old man with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on arrival, they say.
This death is San Francisco's 44th homicide for 2016. In comparison, there were 52 total homicides in SF at the end of 2015, 45 homicides in 2014, 48 in 2013, 68 in 2012, and 50 in 2011.
As with the other fatal shootings from this weekend, no arrests have been made, nor was any suspect information available. As always, if you have any information on these or other crimes, the SFPD asks that you call their anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.