Police have not released the names of any of the victims, but a 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night.
The overall decrease in San Francisco murders this year is continuing to hold, and the city is on pace to see the fewest homicides in nearly sixty years. But it’s been an especially deadly holiday week in the Tenderloin. After last Thursday night’s Tenderloin shooting, the victim of which has now been identified as 33-year-old San Francisco woman Ronisha Cook, the neighborhood saw another fatal shooting just before 11:30 p.m. Christmas Eve night at Jones and O’Farrell Streets.
Bay City News reports that a fatal Christmas Eve shooting took the life of a 29-year-old man, and left two others with injuries that are not considered life-threatening. Police did not provide any information on a suspect.
The 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene from a bullet wound in the torso. A 23-year-old woman was also shot in the ankle, and has been hospitalized. Another 30-year-old man was struck on the head with an object in the same incident, but was treated on the scene.
San Francisco police haven’t said much yet, but ask anyone with information to call (415) 575-4444, or text an anonymous to TIP411 and begin message with “SFPD.”
This was San Francisco’s 40th homicide of 2019. If that stands with another week to go, that number would be even lower than the modern-era low of 44 homicides in 1963. (As recently as 2007, it was 100 homicides.) One’s heart certainly breaks for some family out there that’s finding out a relative was shot in the Tenderloin on Christmas Eve, but given San Francisco’s currently soiled reputation, a historically low homicide rate indicates we’re making important progress on the big issues.
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