Man shot to death in outer Sunset District
UPDATE: 10:46 a.m. Sept. 17
A man was shot and killed early Saturday morning in the outer Sunset District.
The Bay City News service reports that officers were called to 35th Avenue and Rivera street on a report of a shooting at 1:17 a.m. Saturday morning. When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old man who had been shot several times in the torso. The man died there.
Police had not taken any suspects into custody as of early Saturday morning.
Neighborhood resident Brian Lam told the Ocean Beach Bulletin he was on his way home from a Taraval Street restaurant when he saw what may have been officers responding to the scene.
“I was coming back from King of Thai a few minutes after 1,” said Lam.
Lam said he saw a police car in front of him on Sunset Boulevard turn left off Sunset onto Santiago Street, then turn onto 37th Avenue heading toward Rivera Street.
“I could see halfway down the block the cop car had stopped. And all the way down at the end there were two cop cars,” he said. ” “A cop got out of the car with a shotgun.”
“The people I saw were walking toward the wooded area” between 37th Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, said Lam.
Lam said he has lived nearby for more than a year, and the incident has made him think about the possibility that the densely landscaped strip between 37th and Sunset could be used as cover for criminal activities.
“I never thought of it that way,” he said.
The intersection of 35th Avenue and Rivera Street is one block from Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School and two blocks from St. Ignatius College Preparatory, on the other side of Sunset Boulevard to the west. A.P. Giannini Middle School, Sunset Elementary School and West Sunset Playground also are nearby.
This article has been updated to include information from possible eyewitness Brian Lam.
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