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Man killed in Tenderloin double shooting amid spate of gun violence

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A double shooting in the Tenderloin killed a 37-year-old man and injured another on Wednesday night, according to police.

The shooter opened fire at around 11:45 p.m. at the intersection of Hyde Street and Golden Gate Avenue, fatally striking the man in the chest and also striking a 50-year-old man in the torso, police said.

The older man was taken to the hospital with injuries considered life-threatening. As of Thursday morning, the Medical Examiner’s Office had not identified the deceased man.

Police said the suspect is unknown and have not made an arrest in the case.

The shooting, which happened at an intersection known for drug dealing, marked the 26th homicide of the year so far in San Francisco. It comes amid a spate of gun violence in The City.

On Tuesday night, 23-year-old Matthew Higginbotham, of San Francisco was shot and killed in the Bayview on Kirkwood Avenue between Dormitory Road and Earl Street. That morning, a double shooting near 16th and Mission streets killed 34-year-old Hubert Coleman Jr., of Richmond.

UPDATE: The victim in the homicide has since been identified as 36-year-old Javis Jones, of Oakland, according to the SF Weekly.

mbarba@sfexaminer.com

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