UPDATE: BCN is reporting that the victim of the shooting near 32 Blythdale Avenue has been identified at 16-year-old Mark Crawford. They say Crawford “was visiting family in San Francisco’s Sunnydale public housing projects” prior to the shooting.”Crawford had a San Francisco address, according to the medical examiner’s office, but police spokesman Sgt. Wilfred Williams said he had recently moved out of the city to another part of the Bay Area.”

UPDATE: We’re told that the victim was a juvenile who lived in the area, and that he died at the scene, after being shot multiple times at 10:15 last night.

Neither suspect information nor any other details are available on last night’s Visitacion Valley shooting that left one man dead. The shooting was reported at 10:18 p.m. in the area of Blythdale Avenue, police said.

Image: Everyblock map of recent police calls regarding violent crimes in Visitacion Valley

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