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Man Shot To Death Atop Lookout At San Francisco’s Twin Peaks

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — A man fatally shot at a lookout point atop Twin Peaks in San Francisco early Saturday morning has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as Luis Venegas.

Venegas, 23, was shot at about 3:20 a.m. in a parking lot at Christmas Tree Point, a vista point that looks out on downtown San Francisco, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

Venegas, a San Mateo resident, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was with a group of friends at the lookout point, and there was also another group nearby in the parking lot, Andraychak said.

After some sort of verbal dispute between the two groups, at least one suspect in the other group shot at Venegas.

The suspects, described only as two or three white or Hispanic males, fled in a white Honda Odyssey minivan, Andraychak said. No arrests had been made as of late Saturday morning, he said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department’s homicide unit at (415) 553-1145 or the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or text information to TIP411.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Bay City News contributed to this report.)

  • Bloodhounds

    Hopefully they will find the killer and hopefully our new District Attorney will prosecute to the furthest extend. Kamala would have given a slap on the wrist.

  • Bill D.

    Fled in a Honda Odyssey? Probably the victim was making fun of the soccer mom minivan.

  • anne

    This is it. NOBODY, I repeat, NOBODY should be allowed to own guns, Only the police, and the bank guards should be equipped with guns. All gun ownership should be outlawed and made illegal. As long people are allowed to own guns to ‘protect’ themselves, criminals will get access to guns and shoot at anybody who doesn’t have guns. The National Rifle Association should be banned and their licensed for operation as an ‘organization’ be permanently revoked. President Obama is wasting his time not permanently removing the rights of people to own guns. People will shoot guns as long as guns are easily accessible. There should be a law banning criminals and civilians from owning guns, or jail time is mandatory. And to make it even tougher, a repeat offender of gun violence should have his driver’s license permanently revoked as well.

    • Tim

      Anne, that won’t stop criminals from getting guns anyway. There has always been laws for criminals from having a gun, but since when does a criminal ever obeys the law? Use common scene, before you post next time.

  • NRA Life Member

    anne is a chronic psycho. Don’t attempt to engage her in a discussion of logic. She has none.

  • Webster

    Yeah, use some common scene before you post next time… and maybe a spell checker?

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  • Debbie2008

    Anne is entitled to her opinion, just as you are entitled to yours.

  • Kenneth

    Chances are alcohol was involved, as it often is in crimes that take place after night clubs have closed. A number of people are even shot right out in front of nightclubs by people who have been drinking in nightclubs. Guns do not kill people, bulllets do. The problem has to do with lack of judgement due to alcohol consumption.

  • Bianca

    R.I.P BIG G. I will always love you. You will always be remembered and never forgotten. You were the best brother and uncle anyone could ever have.

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