The "Richmond District" is an upper middle class neighborhood one block north of Golden Gate Park.
Bicyclist shot and killed in Richmond District
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
(09-17) 07:36 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A bicyclist was shot and killed early today during an altercation in a normally quiet neighborhood in San Francisco's Richmond District, police said.
The shooting happened at about 1:40 a.m. near the corner of 15th Avenue and Cabrillo Street just north of Golden Gate Park, said police Sgt. Neville Gittens.
The victim, whose name wasn't immediately released, had apparently been riding a bicycle when he became involved in a dispute with at least two men, police said. One of the men pulled out a gun and shot the victim.
The victim dropped his bicycle in the street and knocked on some doors for help before collapsing outside a set of flats on Cabrillo, police and residents said.
It was unclear whether the assailants got into a car after the shooting, police said.
A motorist found the bike lying in the street at about the same time residents called 911 to report the shooting, authorities said.
No arrests have been made in the slaying, which has shocked residents of the neighborhood.
"It's very safe. Everyone on the blocks knows everybody," said Denise Bottarini, who has lived on Cabrillo for 10 years. "It shocks me that it happened in our neighborhood."
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