San Francisco medical examiner
to determine cause of Pittsburg man's death
By Lara Moscrip and Bridgid Gaffikin
May 29, 2007
A Pittsburg man is dead following a shooting and vehicle crash
in San Francisco's Sunset district early this morning, according
According to San Francisco police Sgt. Neville Gittens, it is
unclear whether Simon Ruan, 32, died due to the shots that were
fired at his vehicle, or due to injuries sustained when he lost
control of his vehicle and was partially ejected from it.
Police reported that Ruan crashed, flipped his vehicle and was
partially ejected in the 1300 block of Funston Avenue, but police
report that the crash was actually in the 1300 block of 14th Avenue.
The crash occurred around 1:55 a.m., police said.
He was pronounced dead at 2:03 a.m.
A female passenger in the vehicle was injured and hospitalized
in stable condition after the crash, police reported. She did
not sustain life threatening injuries, Gittens said.
Gittens said that it will be up to the medical examiner's office
to determine the cause of Ruan's death.
Police are also investigating whether there was a chase involving
Ruan and the person who shot at him. According to Gittens, the
incident began near the intersection of Lincoln and 16th Avenue.
Police have no information on who shot at Ruan and have not made
any arrests, Gittens said.
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