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Man, 48, fatally shot in San Francisco’s Ocean View neighborhood

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Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that claimed a man’s life in San Francisco’s Ocean View neighborhood. | Source: Adobe Stock

A 48-year-old man was shot and killed in San Francisco’s Ocean View neighborhood, police said Thursday. 

Just before 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a possible shooting near San Jose and Plymouth avenues, police said.

When officers arrived, they found a man, later identified as Jorge Villagran, suffering from gunshot wounds. Police called for ambulances and provided life-saving measures, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

An employee of a nearby Chevron told The Standard that when they got to work at 9 a.m., police were still on the scene.

“I didn’t see anything myself, but when I got into work, there were still a lot of officers in the area,” the worker said, who asked to remain anonymous as they are not allowed to speak to the press. “The police came and asked for our video footage, and we gave everything we had to them.”

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Police said no arrests have been made and did not share a suspect description. Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting.

Wednesday’s shooting happened two blocks from Broad Street and Plymouth Avenue, an area that was previously deemed to be a hot spot for shootings by police. A 65-year-old woman was shot and killed at the intersection in March 2017. At that time, there were four shooting incidents in the area since the previous November.

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