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SF man gunned down on Mission District sidewalk

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(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A 25-year-old man was shot and killed on a Mission District sidewalk early Monday, according to police.

The man, identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Tony Patton Jr. of San Francisco, was gunned down around 1:20 a.m. on 19th Street between South Van Ness Avenue and Shotwell Street, police said.

Patton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police do not have a suspect in the shooting.

Officer Giselle Linnane, a police spokesperson, declined to provide further details in the investigation but said police are seeking surveillance footage.

The shooting marked the 38th homicide reported in San Francisco so far this year and the eighth killing in the Mission District.

Most recently, Hubert Coleman Jr., of Richmond, was killed in a double shooting outside a vacant storefront near 16th and Mission streets July 24. Police have not made an arrest in the homicide.

Before the latest killing, homicides were down 26 percent in The City.

Police Chief Bill Scott said there were 50 homicides reported as of Oct. 3, 2017 compared with 37 homicides as of the same date this year.

“We are greatly exceeding our weapon seizures year to date,” Scott told the Police Commission last week. “The more guns off the streets, the less chances that people will use them.”

mbarba@sfexaminer.com

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