Man killed in Mission, 67th homicide in '08

A man who was shot multiple times in the Mission district early Monday morning died later in the hospital, marking the 67th homicide of the year.

San Francisco police officers responded to the scene at the unit block of San Carlos Street after reports of gunfire were heard at about 5:15 a.m., according to the San Francisco Police Department.

When they arrived, they discovered a man lying on the ground, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Officials from the Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the man died from his wounds after being transferred to San Francisco General Hospital. They had no further information on the victim.

The man, whose name has not been released by authorities yet, is the 67th homicide victim in San Francisco, according to a count by The Examiner.  The homicide is the first in The City since Aug. 25, when 18-year-old Jorge Hurtado, a student at San Francisco State University, was shot to death at 23rd and Treat streets.

Monday’s homicide was The City’s first of September. There were seven homicides in August, as well as one death still listed as “undetermined” by the Medical Examiner’s Office. In that case, police responded to reports of an argument at a residency motel on Market Street. When they arrived they found a man dead from a stab wound to the chest.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsLocalpolice

Just Posted

Salesforce Tower and several other buildings in downtown San Francisco can be seen through the fog; climate scientists report that The City’s beloved mascot may be on the decline. (Courtesy Engel Ching)
Is San Francisco losing its fog? Scientists fear the worst

This isn’t just an identity crisis for San Franciscans. It’s an ecological problem

The Bay Area is vying to be one of 16 communities,<ins> spread across the U.S., Canada and Mexico,</ins> to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup soccer championships. Games would be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. (Courtesy Bay Area Host Committee, World Cup 2026)
Bay Area launches bid to host World Cup games in 2026

FIFA officials pay San Francisco a visit as they tour prospective venues

San Francisco City Administrator Carmen Chu, who took office in February, is in the process of restructuring the sprawling department. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to The Examiner)
Report knocks city administrator for inefficiency, lack of transparency

‘A culture that allows corruption to take place’

Outside Lands boasts high-quality food and drink from dozens of purveyors, and many are local.<ins> (Courtesy Outside Lands)</ins>
Outside Lands is for food lovers

85 food vendors, 40 wineries, 30 breweries make the festival nourishing to gluttonous

Most Read