Mission slaying latest in area; it’s city's 12th of year

Bouquets and empty flasks of Hennessy cognac mark the scene of San Francisco’s 12th homicide of the year: a shooting Friday evening in the Mission district that claimed the life of a 21 year old.

Jose Reynoso, a San Francisco man, was shot in the head and chest while hanging out with his friends on South Van Ness Avenue between 25th and 26th streets at about 6:45 p.m., according to police Sgt. Steve Mannina.

Reynoso was taken less than a mile away to San Francisco General Hospital where he died the next day. Police said Monday that the suspects are two black men; no arrests have been made.

The spot of the killing is in the middle of one of The City’s gang injunction zones, an area where known members of the Norteño gang are prohibited from congregating.

Reynoso is the fourth person to be killed in the area since November. Local residents and business owners interviewed by The Examiner said they were reluctant to talk with police. Mannina said the Police Department does take anonymous witness accounts on the confidential tip line at (415) 575-4444.

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