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Shooting near San Francisco law school leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

San Francisco police and firefighters responded Thursday to a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a Muni bus near Van Ness Avenue and O'Farrell Street.
San Francisco may have recorded its 50th homicide of the year early Saturday morning. | Source: Adobe Stock

An early morning shooting Saturday near the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, left one person dead and injured another.

The incident took place near the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Hyde Street in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

The San Francisco Police Department confirmed that officers had been dispatched at 4:18 a.m. and transported two people to the hospital from apparent gunshot wounds. One was pronounced dead, while the other suffered minor injuries.

The San Francisco Office of the Medical Examiner identified the slain victim Thursday as Jose Valle Rodriguez, 40, of Alameda County.

Video allegedly taken after the incident and posted to the social media platform X shows the intersection cordoned off with yellow police tape as well as shattered window glass.

Allstar Donuts at 290 Golden Gate Ave. was closed at the time, but an employee who declined to provide their name confirmed with The Standard that five bullets penetrated the shop’s window, with one in the gate.

The department’s Homicide Detail has taken over the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411. 

Another fatal shooting occurred at that same Tenderloin intersection in July. As of Nov. 19, San Francisco had recorded 49 homicides for the year, one more than at this point in 2022.

The Standard has reached out to UC Law SF for information. Founded in 1878, the school had been known as UC Hastings until earlier this year.