Man gunned down in Sunset 

The City logged its ninth homicide of the year Wednesday afternoon after a man shot another man in broad daylight on Irving Street in the Sunset district, police said.

The suspect, described as a bald Asian man in his mid-20s, was immediately tackled by police and arrested. The victim, also an Asian man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene, police Officer Boaz Mariles said.

The shooting occurred at 4:36 p.m. outside Pho Huynh Hiep2 noodle restaurant on Irving Street, between 19th and 20th avenues.

Witness Walid Masri, 26, of San Bruno said he had just left the restaurant and was getting into his car across the street when the shooting occurred. He said the suspect may have been ducking in and out of other restaurants along the block with his gun out, perhaps looking for the victim. The victim apparently came out of the noodle house and the suspect shot him three times, Masri said.

Mariles said police were in the immediate area when the shooting occurred and tackled the suspect within seconds. They recovered a semi-automatic gun at the scene, he said.

Officers tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Traffic was being diverted due to the investigation. Mariles said the incident was captured on security cameras at nearby stores.The accident happened just a few doors away from the site of a 2008 double homicide, in which a 23-year-old and a 31-year-old were killed in Irving Pizza.

kworth@sfexaminer.com, bbegin@sfexaminer.com

About The Author

Brent Begin

Pin It
Favorite

Latest in Neighborhoods

© 2018 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation