A college student visiting family during his spring break was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in San Francisco's Mission District early Saturday morning, a police spokesman said.
Around 3 a.m., the 19-year-old man was walking with a friend near the intersection of 24th and Bryant streets when a car approached. A man exited the car, asked the teen if he was involved in a gang and shot him in his upper body, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle and the victim was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries, Esparza said.
"The victim was home from college visiting family during spring break when this tragedy occurred," Esparza said in a statement.
San Francisco police haven't released the victim's name, but a very close friend of his told KTVU 19-year old Jacob Valdiviezo was the fatal shooting victim.
The friend who was with Valdiviezo when he was fatally shot told KTVUthe victim was an Archbishop Riordan graduate and was home from Oregon's Lewis and Clark College.
Valdiviezo attended Lewis and Clark College, where he held a football scholarship, and was headed back to college Monday to play football.
The suspect in the shooting was still at large Saturday. He was described as being a Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old.
San Francisco police aren't saying which gang the shooter asked about.
Officers were out in the neighborhood Saturday afternoon collecting surveillance video from neighborhood restaurants and markets.
Anyone with information about the killing was asked to call San Francisco police at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip at TIP411 with "SFPD" in the beginning of the message. Callers may remain anonymous.
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