Suspects sought after fatal Hayes Valley shooting

| December 05, 2012
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A San Francisco man was fatally shot in Hayes Valley on Tuesday night, just two blocks away from where an innocent bystander was wounded in November, police said.  

Byron Beasley, 24, was found in the 700 block of Grove Street about 7:50 p.m. He had been shot in his torso and leg, and died later at a hospital.

Police said the suspects might have been driving a white vehicle. No motive for the shooting is known, and an investigation is ongoing.

The incident followed a shooting last month in Hayes Valley in which a 52-year-old man was caught in the crossfire. On Nov. 17 in the 500 block of Grove Street, a man was inside a market when gunfire erupted outside.

The man was struck in the leg, and police said they do not believe he was the intended target.

According to the blog Hayeswire, neighborhood residents said they thought the victim was the owner of the Grove Street Market.

One commenter on the blog claimed to have happened upon the scene of Beasley’s shooting about 7:55 p.m.

“So sad. This young man’s grandmother was there, distraught. Very scary and sobering for everyone. I hope his family can find some peace,” the commenter wrote.

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