SAN FRANCISCO SHOOTING DU JOUR – FIVE SHOT, ONE DEAD TURK AND TAYLOR STREETS

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San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom sulks
when alleged to lack leadership on public safety.
July 2007 meeting of the Polk Street Merchants Association.

Photo by Bill Wilson © 2008

A woman killed in the late-night shooting of five people Monday in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district was identified by authorities today as Letecia Hunter, of Sacramento.

Hunter, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene of shooting, which took place at about 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of Turk and Taylor streets, according to police and the San Francisco medical examiner’s office.

Four others were also shot when one of two men in a silver sport utility vehicle fired into a crowd of people, before the SUV sped off, police said.

The other shooting victims were hospitalized with wounds that were not considered life-threatening, according to police.

Following the shooting, police pursued a vehicle, believed to be the same SUV involved in the shooting, over the Bay Bridge, but lost it, police said.

A similar SUV, without license plates, was found burning later in Oakland and was retrieved as part of the investigation, but neither suspect was found, police said.

According to police spokeswoman Sgt. Lyn Tomioka, the Police Department maintains crime cameras at the intersection of Turk and Taylor streets, and what, if anything, was captured of the shooting is still being investigated.

Police have not said whether the shooting was believed to be gang-related.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

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BILL WILSON
Sentinel Photojournalist
Bill Wilson is a veteran freelance photographer whose work is published by San Francisco and Bay Area media. Bill embraced photography at the age of eight. In recent years, his photos capture historic record of the San Francisco LGBT community in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR). Bill has contributed to the Sentinel for the past five years. Email Bill Wilson at wfwilson@sbcglobal.net.

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