Triple shooting kills 1 in SF’s Mission District

A shooting killed one person and injured two others along a busy stretch of the Mission District on Saturday night, according to San Francisco police.

The triple shooting happened near Mission and 17th streets at around 8:45 p.m. Officer Joseph Tomlinson, a police spokesperson, said officers in the area heard gunshots and almost immediately found three people on the ground.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tomlinson. The two others, including one who suffered injuries considered life-threatening, were taken to the hospital.

Brent Andrew, a spokesperson for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, said both victims had been discharged as Sunday afternoon.

Joel Shooster, a Mission District resident, was inside the Southpaw BBQ restaurant down the block when the shots rang out.

“I was completely oblivious until I started to leave and saw the police lights,” Shooster said. “They had TVs on playing the World Cup.”

Police had taped off the area outside The Sycamore bar on Mission Street when Shooster left the restaurant about 20 minutes after the shooting. Shooster said he saw what looked like a bullet hole in the cracked window of a minivan.

“The body was further up and covered by what looked like a white tarp or possibly a body bag,” Shooster said.

Authorities have yet to release the name of the deceased. Jail records show no suspect had been booked on suspicion of murder as of Saturday night.

The shooting marked the 21st homicide of the year in San Francisco and the fourth reported in the Mission in June.

Carlos Chan-Cocom, a 33-year-old restaurant worker, was shot and killed in front of his apartment near Harrison and 23rd streets on June 22. His brother was also injured in the shooting, but survived. No arrests have been made in the homicide.

Earlier in the month, 21-year-old Jaime Poole was gunned down on the edge of the Mission at Cesar Chavez Street and Treat Avenue on June 7. Prosecutors declined to charge two men arrested in connection with the homicide, who may have been shot by Poole, the San Francisco Examiner previously reported.

On June 4, police discovered a dismembered body rotting away beneath the house at 255 14th St. The severed parts were later determined to be the remains of 61-year-old Margaret Mamer. Her roommate, 47-year-old Lisa Gonzales, has since been charged with murder.

This story has been updated to include additional information.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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