Two weeks after a man was killed in an Ocean View double shooting, the neighborhood was the site of yet another homicide, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
This is less than three blocks from the intersection of Plymouth Avenue and Broad Street, where on Friday October 7, two men were shot at 7:06 p.m. A man in his 50s was injured in that confrontation, police say, and a man identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office as 22-year-old San Francisco resident Keron Lamotte was killed. No arrests have been made in that case, according to the SFPD.
As of Monday morning, the ME's office had not publicly identified the victim of Friday's shooting, who was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Chronicle, police say the suspect in the slaying is a 65-year-old man, but so far no one has been arrested for the crime.
Friday's shooting appears to be San Francisco's 45th homicide for 2016, following an October 10 homicide near an elementary school. According to Bay City News, the victim in that shooting has been identified as SF resident Phillip Gaston. 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.
Update: The SF Examiner reports that the incident was an apparent murder/suicide following a family argument. According to Bay City News, 68-year-old Cleveland resident Dana Pierce took his own life after fatally shooting 65-year-old SF resident Woody Carson.
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