Police seek two suspects in Mission District multiple
Bay City News Service
March 15, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - San Francisco police are looking
for two Hispanic male suspects and a dark-colored vehicle in connection
with Tuesday night's quadruple shooting in the Mission District
that left one man dead.
It appears that the two assailants walked up to the victims,
fired, and took off in the vehicle, according to police Officer
The shooting took place outside of a liquor and convenience store
on Mission Street between 15th and 16th streets shortly after
10 p.m. Tuesday.
The scene was chaotic when police arrived, according to San Francisco
police Sgt. Neville Gittens. Shots were fired toward the 16th
Street BART station and across the street. Passersby were scattering
and struggling to help the victims, Gittens said.
The four victims, all of whom are black males, were taken to
San Francisco General Hospital. Russell Cummings, 26, of San Francisco,
died at the hospital, a spokesman for the San Francisco Medical
Examiner said today.
A second victim sustained life-threatening injuries, according
The other two victims, a 25-year-old and a 46-year-old, sustained
non-life-threatening injuries, Oropeza said.
The 46-year-old victim was a bystander, and was shot in the ankle
while on his way to the store, according to Oropeza.
San Francisco police Chief Heather Fong described the investigation
into the incident as "very active.'' Police did not share
whether the incident is gang-related because "that is a vital
part of the investigation," Fong said.
Cummings' death marks the 12th homicide of 2006 in San Francisco.
In response to the shootings, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
said today that he wanted to see "more uniformed, beat officers"
on patrol in the Mission District.
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