Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in the Tenderloin shortly after midnight on Sunday.
At 12:40am, officers encountered a 38-year-old male victim at the corner of Leavenworth and Ellis streets who was suffering from a gunshot wound. [Update: 1:45pm] The victim has been identified as San Francisco resident Levar Watkins.
Although the man was transported to a hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival. No arrests were made in the case, and no suspect description has been released.
According to a tipster who contacted Hoodline, a "shooter(s) in a black sedan fired on van with three occupants, injuring one in [the] leg and another fatally." Although police reportedly reviewed security footage, "the shooter’s car was pretty blurry. Crappy cameras at night."
If you have any information about this incident, contact police anonymously by calling 415-575-4444 or text TIP411, starting the message with “SFPD.”
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