Karl Mitchell, 18, fatally shot in Visitacion Valley

An 18-year-old man who showed up at San Francisco General Hospital with a gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon died from the injury, according to police.

Karl Mitchell, of Pittsburg, had reportedly been shot in the area of Wilde Avenue and Girard Street in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood about 3 p.m.

He was driven by friends to SFGH, where he was pronounced dead. Officer Albie Esparza said.

Police learned about the location of the crime scene after the fact, as apparently 911 was not called and no witnesses came forward, Esparza said.

The homicide was The City's 14th of the year.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

@sflawdisorder

 

View Larger Map

Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsLaw and DisorderLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Psilocybin magic mushrooms (Shutterstock)
‘Magic mushrooms’ moving into the mainstream

Efforts to decriminalize psychedelics could follow several different paths

Those who stick around San Francisco on long holiday weekends can enjoy a slower pace, uncrowded streets and beloved institutions like cable cars. <ins>(Kevin Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
These empty San Francisco streets: A holiday dream

We’re here because we can be, and because we have nowhere else to be

The 2020 Census has concluded taking responses sooner than expected. (Courtesy photo)
What does California have to lose if undocumented immigrants are excluded from the census?

By Kim Bojórquez The Sacramento Bee If The U.S. Supreme Court rules… Continue reading

It’s disheartening to see that Bill Graham Civic’s marquee isn’t announcing upcoming concerts. (Screenshot/Bill Graham Civic Twitter)
A cruise through The City with the ghosts of rides past

I take my time and don’t even mind the occasional traffic jams

Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Ale — both the 2020 edition and vintage brews — are for sale. (Courtesy photo)
Holiday Gift Guide: Give a present, support a local business

Friends and loved ones will delight in S.F.-made wares

Most Read