A man was fatally shot inside a vehicle in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood on Tuesday night, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The victim, a 33-year-old man, was in a vehicle Tuesday night near the intersection of Sunnydale Avenue and Sawyer Street when a male suspect opened fire, striking him several times, San Francisco police Officer Grace Gatpandan said.
The shooting was detected by the city’s ShotSpotter gunshot detection system at about 8:50 p.m., Gatpandan said. When police and emergency crews arrived at the scene, the suspect had already fled the area on foot and the victim was located in the backseat of the vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Gatpandan said the victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with gunshot wounds to his upper torso, but died before he reached the hospital. No arrests have been made and the motive for the shooting remains under investigation.
Police said the victim may have been trying to get away from the suspect when he was shot. Officers have not yet released any suspect description, but said there were multiple witnesses at the scene who are being interviewed.
The identity of the victim has not yet been released, according to the San Francisco medical examiner’s office.