In the early hours of last night, a tragic incident unfolded near Powell Street BART station and the cable car turnaround, claiming the life of an individual. According to reports from NBC Bay Area, the shooting took place around 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday, as stated by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD).
Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered a male victim with a gunshot wound on Turk Street, close to the intersection of Turk and Market, nestled between Fifth and Sixth streets. Regrettably, despite immediate medical attention, the victim succumbed to their injuries at a local hospital.
Law enforcement authorities have not yet made any arrests in connection with the incident, and no motive for the shooting has been disclosed by the police.
This unfortunate event follows previous instances of violence in the Tenderloin neighborhood. In early April, a fatal shooting occurred on the 200 block of Golden Gate Avenue, while two months prior, in February, a man was fatally stabbed near the junction of Hyde and Ellis streets.
The recent incident marks the 23rd homicide in San Francisco this year, with the most recent fatality occurring in a shooting on 24th Street in the Mission District on Friday night.
Comparing the statistics to the previous year, San Francisco has seen a slight increase in homicides. By this time last year, 20 homicides had been recorded, indicating a 15 percent rise year over year.
Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding the shooting from last night to contact Tenderloin Station at 415-345-7300 or reach out to SFPD dispatch at 415-553-0123.