A pair of shootings that were possibly connected occurred in the vicinity of Civic Center and the edge of the Tenderloin Thursday, and the second of the two incidents took the life of a 48-year-old man.
As the Chronicle reports, the first shooting happened around 9:14 p.m. near where McAllister intersects with Jones Street and Market. A witness who lives on Market Street told the paper that he saw a group of five to eight men running down McAllister toward Jones with someone shooting at them from behind. The "flurry" of gunshots left behind shell casings, but no injuries were reported.
The second shooting occurred about four hours later, three blocks up on the 200 block of McAllister Street between Larkin and Hyde. Per the Chronicle, officers responded to reports of shots fired at 1:10 a.m. Friday morning, and found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds. According to SFPD spokesperson Officer Adam Lobsinger, the man later died at the hospital.
The victim has not yet been identified and any connection between the two shooting has not been established.
This is the first homicide in San Francisco since September 8, when a man and a woman were shot while sitting in a car in the Crocker-Amazon neighborhood, and the man died from his wounds.