The fatal shooting of a 38-year-old man in the Mission District marked the second homicide in as many hours in San Francisco on Thursday night.
The first killing happened at about 5:15 p.m. in the 200 block of Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin, according to police. That shooting left a 39-year-old man dead and a 41-year-old woman injured.
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The man’s identity had not been released as of Friday morning.
About an hour later, at 6:25 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 200 block of Valencia street.
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A 38-year-old man was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said the suspect is a 35-year-old man, but he had not been arrested as of Friday morning.
The killings bring The City’s total homicide count to 59 so far this year. Last year there were 53 homicides in San Francisco.
S.F. Examiner Staff Writer Jonah Owen Lamb contributed to this report.