The San Francisco Police Department is investigating a possible murder-suicide that occurred Wednesday afternoon in the Marina District.
A 40-year-old man was found dead of a gunshot wound in a home on the 3800 block of Scott Street between Cervantes Boulevard and Prado Street, as Bay City News reports. Also found at the scene was the body of a 9-year-old boy, also dead of a gunshot wound.
SFPD officers reportedly went to the home around 4:10 p.m. Wednesday to perform a welfare check.
No further information on the case is available at this time, but SFist will update this post as more becomes available.
Update: As the Chronicle reports, the man found dead of a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound was the boy's father. "This incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide involving family members. There is no public safety threat," said the SFPD in a statement.
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