Sacred Heart school issues statement of condolence
following shooting of anti-violence activist
Terrell Rogers, 39, shown with his daugther Tierra Rogers
was gunned down Saturday during a high-school basketball game
at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory school.
Photo courtesy CBS5
By Ashley Wright
January 14, 2008
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory officials issued a statement
Sunday offering condolences to the "grieving" family
of 39-year-old city resident Terrell Rogers, who was shot dead
near the school's Student Life Center Saturday night.
Rogers, an anti-volence activist, was gunned down with multiple
shot wounds on the north side of Ellis Street between Franklin
and Gough streets in a parking lot across from the school, according
to police Sgt. Steve Mannina.
Two shooters allegedly approached Rogers at about 8:20 p.m.,
shot him and fled on foot, Mannina said. He was pronounced dead
at the scene.
Police declined to speculate on a possible motive, but said they
do not believe the shooting was random.
"Out of respect for the grieving family, members of the
SHCP community who have lost a father and husband, and to assist
with the investigation of the crime, SHCP's only public comment
is that our prayers are with the family of the deceased,"
the school's prepared statement read.
A Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory Women's Varsity Basketball
game against Archbishop Mitty High School of San Jose began in
the school pavilion around 7:30 p.m. that night, according to
the school Web site. The game ended with a score of 51 to 34,
a win for Sacred Heart, according to the Web site.
School officials thanked fans, students, families and friends
who were on campus when the shooting occurred and who "maintained
calm while exiting events at their conclusion," according
to the school's statement.
Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact
San Francisco police Inspectors Antonio Casillas or Robert Lynch
at (415) 553-1149 or the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.
Luke Thomas contributed to this report.
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