Pedestrian Shot Dead In San Francisco’s Portola District

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF)-  A 26-year-old man was fatally shot while walking in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.

The victim, identified by the medical examiner’s office as Neilson Bates, was shot on San Bruno Avenue near Paul Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Albie Esparza said.

The suspect, described only as a black man in his 20s, came from behind Bates and opened fire, striking him multiple times, Esparza said.

The shooter then ran away, possibly getting into a white Toyota that was seen leaving the scene, he said.

Bates, a San Francisco resident, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:50 p.m., Esparza said.

No motive for the shooting had been established as of Wednesday morning, he said.

The homicide is San Francisco’s 28th so far this year. At the same point in 2010, there had been 24 homicides in the city, Esparza said.

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  • No pity here

    Once again a violent crime committed by a poor missguided young black man.

  • aneibhet

    Where did that criminal come from? And what is he doing here in San Francisco? Why are criminals even allowed to own guns? This is insane.

  • Nothing New

    No pity here: Why brought race into this? Never heard of white criminals?
    Aneibhet: That criminal might as well come from SF. Doing what here? Settling score? Why are criminals even allowed to own guns? No, they are not allowed but they get guns anyway. Any suggested gun laws that can get past the NRA lobby?

    • Darwin

      Yes, there are white criminals but 90% of the time someone gets shot down on the street it is by a shooter who is not white.

  • trj

    Darwin is right. By the way how is that sanctuary city thing working for you SF?

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