71-Year-Old Man Killed In Twin Peaks Shooting [Updated]

71-Year-Old Man Killed In Twin Peaks Shooting [Updated]
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By Jessica Park - Published on July 17, 2017.

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 71-year-old man yesterday morning at the viewpoint atop Twin Peaks.

Officers from Park Station responded to a report of a shooting on Sunday at 7:53am. By the time police arrived, the man, identified as San Francisco resident Edward French, had succumbed to his injuries.

At this time, no arrests have been made.

If you have any information about this incident, contact police directly at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message. All information will be kept anonymous.

[Update: 3:42pm] This afternoon, police said French was approached by a man and a woman around 7:50am; witnesses reported hearing a single gunshot before "the suspects ran to a vehicle and fled the scene."

A jogger administered CPR, and a squad car radioed for medical assistance, but French was pronounced deceased when he arrived at the hospital.

Police are seeking a black male between 20 and 25 who's approximately 5'11, weighs 170 pounds and has shoulder-length dreadlocks, as well as a black female, approximately 17–18 years old, 5'3 and 120 pounds. 

Suspects were seen leaving the scene in a dark gray Honda Accord that has some damage to the rear of the vehicle.