San Francisco police are offering a $50,000 reward to help solve a Bayview homicide that took place on July 30 and resulted in the death of a 16-year-old girl.
Police responded to a shooting report in the area of Bertha Lane and Hudson Avenue around 6:45 p.m. Officers were told two shooting victims were privately taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. One of the victims, 16-year-old Jaedah Tofaeono, succumbed to injuries despite life-saving measures, police said.
A 45-year-old female victim also suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.
Police are offering the $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for Tofaeono’s murder.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the homicide to contact Sgt. Francis Graves at (415) 553-9099 during business hours, call the SFPD 24-hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a text message to TIP411, beginning the text message with “SFPD.”
American professional wrestler, Solofa F. Fatu Jr., known as Rikishi in World Wrestling Entertainment, tweeted the reward notice Tuesday night, adding that Tofaeono was his niece.
Police investigate second teen homicide
Police are also investigating the fatal shooting of another 16-year-old victim.
Officers responded Tuesday to Silver and San Bruno avenues at 12:51 a.m. on a shooting report. Bystanders flagged officers to a gas station where the male victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds. Police started performing life-saving measures, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said investigators determined the victim was with others inside a vehicle at the time of the shooting. The exact location of the shooting incident is still under investigation.
Police are asking the public to reach out with any information they may have about the shooting.