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San Francisco medical examiner names victims in Tenderloin, Twin Peaks shootings

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San Francisco’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the two individuals who died over the weekend in separate fatal shootings.

Around 9 p.m. Saturday, police said, two people were shot after at least one suspect opened fire on a Tenderloin street.

When police arrived, they found a victim suffering from gunshot wounds near the intersection of Jones and McAllister streets and provided aid until first responders took the victim to a hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries. That person later died.

The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office identified him on Tuesday as James Allen, 34, of San Francisco.

A second victim in that incident also came to officers and said they had been shot. Officers called first responders, who provided aid and took the victim to a hospital for treatment of a life-threatening injury. On Tuesday, police said that victim’s injuries were non-life-threatening, but did not share an updated condition.

Several hours later, just after 2 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to reports of another shooting on Twin Peaks Boulevard. 

The San Francisco Police Department e-mailed statements Tuesday afternoon with limited details, confirming that homicide-detail detectives were investigating and that suspects had not yet been arrested in either shooting. 

A post from a San Francisco police-affiliated social-media account Tuesday about a department investigation into a fatal weekend shooting.

The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office identified a victim in that shooting as Edin Figueroa Acosta, 19, of San Mateo County.

A local newspaper article from June 2022 listing recent high school graduates includes Figueroa Acosta’s name. A GoFundMe fundraising campaign created Sunday in support of the teenager’s family stated he “suffered a gunshot to the head this morning, after all attempts to bring him back, he sadly lost the battle this afternoon.” 

More than 200 donations have raised $14,000 toward a $20,000 goal, with the account’s creator acknowledging that “[t]his is a shock to the family. At this time his family is seeking your support. With uncertainty of what is next, there are lots of expenses coming to the family.”

According to the department’s own figures, police have investigated 40 confirmed homicides so far in 2023 through Sunday, up from 36 last year at the same time.

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