SF police investigating four homicides after Fourth of July weekend

Four homicides were recorded in San Francisco over the long Fourth of July weekend, from Friday to this morning, according to police.

The first homicide occurred Friday night in the Bayview district, Sgt. Danielle Newman said. A 49-year-old San Francisco resident was shot while sitting in his car at Harbor Road and Ingalls Street about 10:06 p.m.

He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

The man was later identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Wesley Willis.

No suspect information was available as of this morning.

The second homicide occurred Sunday also in the Bayview district, police said. A 37-year-old San Francisco resident was killed in a shooting in the 1700 block of La Salle Avenue. He was identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Antonio Cortez.

There was reportedly a second victim in that shooting, but that victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, Newman said.

And this morning, two more homicides were reported. Police reportedly discovered a victim in the first block of Brookdale Avenue in Sunnydale about 3:07 a.m. The victim sustained at least one fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspect description was available.

Then about 9:30 a.m., police were called to Ironwood Way and Catalina Street in the Bayview where another gunshot victim was discovered. That victim also died at the hospital.

The victims’ identifications in the last two homicides are being withheld pending family notification, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The four homicides bring San Francisco's total to 18 this year.

By the end of June last year, The City had recorded 22 homicides. That number hit 27 a month later.

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