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Shooting in the Mission marks San Francisco’s 14th homicide of 2024

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A person was fatally shot in San Francisco’s Mission District, police said Saturday. | Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

San Francisco police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Mission they say happened early Saturday morning, marking the city’s 14th homicide of the year.

A person was found suffering from gunshot wounds at 4:06 a.m. on Wiese Street between 15th and 16th streets, police said. 

After providing aid, the victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, but was later pronounced dead.

The San Francisco Chief Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim Tuesday morning as Dacari Marcell Spiers, 26, of San Francisco.

The number of homicides is down in San Francisco so far this year, with 14 recorded, compared to the same period last year, when 22 were recorded, according to police data.

Gun violence is also down 37% so far this year, with police logging 53 incidents as of June 2.

According to data SFPD Chief Bill Scott presented to the most recent Police Commission hearing on Wednesday, the overall clearance rate for homicides in 2024 was 93%.

The 13th killing of the year claimed the life of 19-year-old Lowell High School graduate Luis Arguello-Inglis, who was gunned down on June 6 at Dolores Park. Police have yet to announce any suspects in that case and the family has asked for the public’s help in identifying the gunman.

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