The shooting reportedly occurred about 9:50 p.m. after the victim got off an eastbound M-Ocean View light-rail train at the corner of Randolph and Bright streets, Sgt. Danielle Newman said.
“It appears that he was taking the LRV home,” Newman said.
The attack might have been random, as police said they believe the suspect and victim did not know each other. The suspect was captured by Muni surveillance cameras on the train.
He is described as an Asian male, 20 to 30 years old with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat with a purple brim and a logo on the front, according to police.
The suspect also was wearing a white hooded jacket with gray lining, blue jeans and black-and-white sneakers, police said.
The victim’s identity has not been released, and a motive for the shooting is unknown.
“Police officers have interviewed all the passengers that were on the LRV and canvassed the area for evidence and witnesses,” Newman said.
A heavy police presence remained in the neighborhood into early afternoon Tuesday. One officer who was stationed at the crime scene said the saturation was to prevent further violence from erupting in the neighborhood.
The area has been prone to violence in the past. In February, 20-year-old Lawrence Collins was shot dead only a few blocks away at the Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreational Center. That homicide followed a rash of killings in the neighborhood over an 18-month period, according to youth center officials.
To quell the violence, they had called for a multifaceted prevention approach that included more surveillance cameras.