SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A 6-year-old boy died and a man was injured in a shooting late Saturday night in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, police said Sunday.
Officer Robert Rueca said that police were called about 10:45 p.m. Saturday to the 1200 block of Ingalls Street on a report of a shooting.
Officers found the young boy with a gunshot wound; he was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.
“Senseless violence like this that could so tragically claim the life of a small child is unacceptable in our city, and the San Francisco Police Department stands with the Bayview Hunter’s Point community in its determination to bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice,” Police Chief William Scott said in a statement.
An adult man was also found nearby and also was taken to the hospital. That man’s wounds were non-life-threatening, Rueca said.
Neither the boy nor the man was identified Sunday night.
Supervisor Shamann Walton’s district includes the Bayview. He talked with the grief stricken relatives on Sunday.
“I’ve had some conversations with members of the family and members of the community that have been in contact and had opportunity to spend some time with the family,” he told KPIX 5. “They are devastated, and right now, they are just trying to understand how something this tragic can happen within their family.”
Walton said the entire community has been shattered by the senseless slaying.
“He has siblings, and so we are just devastated as a community,” he said. “I called the mother and the father. I have not had a chance to speak with them, but I did let them know that our office is going to do everything we can to support them.”
No arrests had been made as of early Monday morning. Rueca said no suspect description was available. Detectives continue to investigate the shooting.
This latest death was the 5th homicide in the Bayview since January this year.
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