Man gunned down in Visitation Valley
By Mike Aldux
October 3, 2007
A man shot in the neck tonight in San Francisco's Visitacion
Valley neighborhood has become the city's third homicide today
and 89th this year.
He was the victim of an apparent drive-by shooting at Sunnydale
Avenue and Schwerin Street that happened at around 8 p.m., police
The 33-year-old man was sitting in his parked car when shots
were fired from a passing vehicle, according to the report. He
was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he later
No suspects have been arrested and the shooting is under investigation,
police said. The suspect or suspects may have been riding in a
navy blue Ford Mustang, according to witnesses.
The violence follows two more fatal shootings that occurred early
The first victim, 29-year-old Ramadan Smith, was found lying
facedown in the bike lane in the 2300 block of Post Street shortly
before 1 a.m., according to police.
The San Francisco resident sustained one gunshot wound and was
pronounced dead at the scene.
The second victim, 17-year-old Reynaldo Cruz Hernandez, was killed
in an apparent drive by shooting on the corner of Ellis and Larkin
streets just after 4 a.m.
Cruz Hernandez was standing on the corner with two others when
one of four passengers in a passing vehicle shot him, police said.
Suspects remain at large for both shootings, which are under
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