Man fatally wounded in Visitacion Valley shooting, marking city’s sixth homicide 

A man was shot to death in Visitacion Valley on Tuesday, police Officer Grace Gatpandan said Wednesday.

The 33-year-old victim was reportedly inside a vehicle at Sunnydale Avenue and Sawyer Street about 8:53 p.m. when he attempted to drive away from a gun-wielding suspect who opened fire on the victim, striking him multiple times, police said.

The victim died at a hospital.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has yet to release the victim's identity.

Six homicides have been reported in San Francisco so far this year.

The first homicide of 2015 happened near Candlestick Park. San Francisco resident Daniel Filimona, 21, was fatally shot in the area of Jamestown Avenue and Harney Way. There was some confusion surrounding the location of incident, and Filimona was initially taken to a hospital in South San Francisco before being transferred to the trauma unit at San Francisco General Hospital, where he died.

And because it was originally thought to have been a homicide in South San Francisco, Filimona's body was sent back to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office.

Investigators later determined the correct location.

The next four homicides occurred in a quadruple killing in Hayes Valley about 10 p.m. Jan. 9.

The victims were San Francisco residents Manuel O'Neal, 22; Yalani Chinyamurindi, 19; Harith Atchan, 21; and Antioch resident David Saucier, 20. They were fatally shot at Page and Laguna streets while sitting in a double-parked vehicle that was reported stolen. Firearms were also found in the vehicle.

No arrests have been made in connection with any of the homicides.

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