SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – The mother of a man killed over the weekend in a shooting in San Francisco’s Polk Gulch neighborhood said on Tuesday her entire family has been devastated by her son’s murder.
According to police, 25-year-old Robert Gash was killed in a shooting that happened around 1:40 a.m. Saturday on Fern Street, between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: San Mateo County Reaches 1 Million Shots On Eve Of Full Reopening
At the scene, officers found Gash suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The suspect fled before officers arrived and remains outstanding.
Gash’s family said the shooting happened just after Gash had left the nearby Mayes Oyster Bar on Polk Street.
According to his family, Gash was born in Greenbrae in Marin County but was raised in San Francisco’s Mission District.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Hacking Santa Cruz County Website In 2010 Arrested After Years On The Run
“He was a really nice guy that everyone loved,” Gash’s mother Tanya Mena said. “It’s devastating. Everybody is in shock. Everybody is crying… none of us are doing well.”
Gash’s family has organized a GoFundMe campaign to help with his funeral expenses, which, as of Tuesday morning, has raised more than $3,400 of its $20,000 goal.
The fund can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/f/edwb9-help-roberts-family.
Both police and Gash’s family are urging anyone who has more information about the shooting to come forward by calling the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to text to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.MORE NEWS: Man Shot, Suspect at Large In South Park Neighborhood of San Francisco SoMa
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