Two dead in Oceanview murder-suicide

A 68-year-old Cleveland man was shot and killed Friday night in an apparent murder-suicide in the Oceanview neighborhood, blocks from where two other men were killed in recent violence.

The Friday night killing left Dana Pierce dead, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office. The incident happened in the unit block of Lobos Street near Plymouth Street, only two blocks away from one of the two recent killings.

The person who died by suicide in Friday’s incident was identified as 65-year-old Woody Carson of San Francisco. Police said the incident appears to have been the result of a
family argument.

Supervisor John Avalos, who represents the district, said he received a call around 9:30 p.m. Friday about the shooting.

“It was pretty devastating to get the news of this one,” said Avalos, who has recently called for putting a police substation back in place in the area. Avalos said the police do not believe the latest homicide is related to the past two homicides.

Keron Lamotte who was killed about 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 near Plymouth Avenue and Broad Street. Days later, 23-year-old Phillip Gaston was shot and killed shortly after 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 near the 500 block of Head Street.

Pierce’s death marks The City’s 45th homicide of the year. Last year’s total was 52.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.

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