S.F. bar's surveillance could help police catch homicide suspect 

Police are hoping surveillance video from Double Dutch in the Mission district will lead to an arrest in a fatal shooting that occurred in front of the bar last week.

Keith Smith, 24, of San Francisco was killed and two others were injured early Friday after gunfire erupted in front of the bar in the 3100 block of 16th Street, near Guerrero Street, authorities said Monday.

Police responded to the scene about 1:30 a.m. Friday. Smith, who had suffered gunshot wounds to his upper body and abdomen, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

The incident unfolded when an assailant approached a group of people and opened fire, also injuring a 22-year-old man in the lower leg. A third victim suffered a graze wound to the calf, police said.

The male suspect fled toward 15th Street, and no arrest had been announced as of Monday, police said.

The shooting was the second homicide in front of Double Dutch in the past 13 months. On June 8, 2012, 24-year-old Sacramento resident Lorenzo Jimenez was fatally shot after being beaten in front of the bar.

Jimenez was asked by a group of at least five men about his gang affiliation. Even though he said he wasn't in a gang — and even reportedly put out his hand to shake theirs — he was beaten and shot.

Following last year's homicide, Double Dutch installed security cameras, which could help in the investigation into Friday's shooting, said Jocelyn Kane, executive director of the Entertainment Commission.

Though some have criticized Double Dutch for the violence, Kane said there has been no indication that the venue is out of compliance with San Francisco regulations. The bar's management has been cooperative with The City and police, she said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the body.

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