A horrible scene unfolded on Friday night as a quadruple homicide took place in Hayes Valley of San Francisco. Police are investigating the scene where four men were shot and killed in a vehicle near the corner of Page Street and Laguna.
SF Gate reports that the victims were found shot to death in a black 2005 Honda around 10 p.m. Earlier in the night, police stated that the vehicle had been reported stolen, and they were already looking for it.
One of the first officers on the scene in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley radioed in the call.
“We’ve got four victims in a car here.”
Another officer arrived on the scene and came across with more information on Friday night.
“We’ve got multiple gunshot wounds here.”
Officer Albie Esparza, a spokesman for the San Francisco police, did state that all four men died on the scene, and there was indeed an ongoing investigation into the quadruple homicide. Names of the four men were not released.
According to ABC 7 News, the back window of the driver’s side of the Honda was shattered. The windshield and back window on the vehicle were still intact though.
Dispatchers wanted to send paramedics to the scene, but they weren’t entirely sure that it was safe. They radioed officers on the scene for an update and one responded.
“It is clear for them to come in. Get them in her quick, please.”
Numerous residents in the Hayes Valley area of San Francisco called 911 to report gunshots being fired. There were a lot of bullets that flew around on Laguna Street, and a number of homes were hit.
— Katie Marzullo (@KatieABC7) January 10, 2015
One bullet, out of the 15 shots said to be heard, ended up stuck in the refrigerator door of someone’s house.
As of Saturday morning, the police did not have any description of the suspect or suspects involved. There is no known information as to a motive for the shooting, or just how many shooters were involved in the quadruple homicide.
Memorial signs were already being placed on the street on Saturday morning. Victoria Austin, 61, is a priest at the nearby San Francisco Zen Center, and she placed a sign and flowers up.
“I was awakened by sounds, saw the flashing lights. I had hoped violence and the causes of violence in the neighborhood were done. It’s not over. It’s a shock to everyone. It’s painful, and we don’t know much about it.”
The quadruple homicide in the Hayes Valley of San Francisco starts the year off in a tragic way for a city that reported 45 homicides in the past year.
[Image via Scott Strazzantre – The Chronicle]