SF police search Fremont home in German tourist murder investigation 

San Francisco police served a search warrant on a Fremont home late Thursday in connection with Sunday’s fatal shooting of a German tourist near Union Square, police confirmed Friday.

Police searched a home in the 3600 block of Lake Tahoe Terrace at about 11 p.m., removing some items but making no arrests, police spokesman Sgt. Troy Dangerfield said. The nature of the items removed was not disclosed.

Police are continuing to investigate the killing of 50-year-old Mechthild Schröer, who was shot around 9 p.m. Sunday while walking in the 400 block of Mason Street in The City’s Theater District.

Schröer, of Minden, Germany, and her husband had been visiting The City and were staying in a nearby hotel.

Schröer was caught in the crossfire during a shootout between two groups of people outside a private party for high school students on that block, police said.

Two others were also hit by bullets during the fray, which occurred as a large crowd gathered outside the party.

An 18-year-old San Francisco man was arrested following the shooting, but prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to charge him with the murder.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them at the Police Department’s anonymous tip line (415) 575-4444.

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