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Victims named in SF double homicide where family member is main suspect

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A man and woman who were shot and killed Saturday in a Bayview home have been named.

The victims were allegedly shot by a family member, 23-year-old Irvin Hernandez Flores, who was arrested at the scene and jailed on two counts of homicide, burglary and child endangerment.

Officers responded to a call for shots fired and a welfare check at 2:45 a.m. along the 1100 block of Ingerson Avenue and found the victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victims have been identified by the Chief Medical Examiner as Yessenia Soto Hernandez, 41, and Jose Hernandez, 47, both of San Francisco.

Officers at the scene gave medical aid and called medics who transported the victims to the hospital for life-threatening injuries. The victims were pronounced dead at the hospital despite attempts to save their lives.

SFPD homicide detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation in the Bret Harte neighborhood

During the investigation, officers detained a relative of the victims at the scene who was identified as the possible suspect, SFPD said in a press release.

While an arrest has been made, SFPD said the investigation remains open and active.

Hernandez Flores will be arraigned in court on Wednesday.

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