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WARNING: We put the photo gallery at the bottom of the article because it contains some graphic and possibly disturbing images, including some of the victim. Please don’t view it if you’re somewhere where the tenderhearted can see them, or in any other circumstance where looking at these could cause you trouble.

Elsewhere: SF Nightclub Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Wounded CBS5, One dead, four wounded in San Francisco shooting AP via SFGate, One Dead In SF Nightclub Shooting KCBS, Victims of Fisherman’s Wharf Shooting Rampage Cling to Life SF Weekly, Name of Man Shot Outside SF Nightclub Released KCBS, 1 dead in shooting outside San Francisco club Chron



1:49 PM:Police are investigating whether there is a second suspect in a shooting that left one man dead and four others injured by a nightclub near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf this morning, a sergeant said.

Lawon Hall, a 19-year-old Richmond man, was fatally shot after someone opened fire on a crowd at about 1:40 a.m. near Suede nightclub, located at 383 Bay St. Hall was pronounced dead at the nightclub.

Four other people were injured in the shootings. At least three of the injured people are males, San Francisco police Sgt. Wilfred Williams said.

Two victims’ injuries are considered to be life threatening, he said.

Another injured person is a suspected gunman. The 20-year-old suspect from Richmond was shot by a patrol special police officer and later arrested, Williams said. Patrol special police are community police officers who are chartered separately from the San Francisco Police Department but operate under its supervision.

It is not known if the shootings were gang related, Williams said, but there was an altercation inside the nightclub that moved onto the street before shots were fired.

Police are interviewing witnesses today and trying to find other people who may have details about what happened. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department’s confidential tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.

9:35 AM: A 19-year-old Richmond man who was fatally shot this morning after a suspect opened fire on a crowd standing in front of a nightclub near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as Lawon Hall.

Four other people were injured in the shootings at about 1:40 a.m. near Suede nightclub, a multi-level venue located at 383 Bay St., police said.

Hall was pronounced dead at the nightclub, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

One victim’s injuries are considered to be life threatening, San Francisco police Sgt. Wilfred Williams said. Another injured person is the suspected gunman in the original shooting.

The suspect was shot by a patrol special police officer and later arrested, Williams said. Patrol special police are community police officers who are chartered separately from the San Francisco Police Department but operate under its supervision.

It is not known if the shootings were gang related, Williams said, but there was an altercation before shots were fired.

Police are interviewing witnesses this morning and trying to find other people who may have details about what happened. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department’s confidential tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip at TIP411.

6:09 AM: One man was killed and four people were injured this morning after a suspect opened fire on a crowd standing in front of a nightclub near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, according to officials.

The shootings occurred at about 1:40 a.m. near Suede nightclub, a multi-level venue located at 383 Bay St., police said.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene, and four other people were injured, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

One victim’s injuries were life-threatening as of 5:45 a.m., San Francisco police Sgt. Wilfred Williams said.

Another injured person was the suspected gunman in the original shooting, according to police.

The suspect was shot by a patrol special police officer and later arrested, Williams said.
Patrol special police are community police officers who are chartered separately from the San Francisco Police Department but operate under its supervision.

The intersection of Bay and Mason streets was closed to traffic after the shooting while the incident was being investigated.

2:54 AM: One man was killed and four other people were injured this morning in a shooting at a nightclub near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, according to officials.

The shootings occurred at about 1:40 a.m. near Suede nightclub, a multi-level venue located at 383 Bay St., police said.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene, and four other people were injured, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

One of the people injured was a suspect in the original shooting, police said. That person might have been shot by a patrol special police officer, according to San Francisco police.

The suspect was later arrested.

Patrol specials are community police officers who are chartered separately from the San Francisco Police Department but operate under its supervision.

The intersection of Bay and Mason streets was closed to traffic as of 2:45 a.m. while the incident was investigated.

2:24 AM: A man was shot and killed this morning near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, according to police.

The shooting occurred at about 1:40 a.m. at Bay and Mason streets, the Police Department said.

The intersection was closed to traffic as of 2:15 a.m.

Police said a suspect might have been arrested, but the investigation was ongoing.


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  • james

    where to start…

    i can’t believe that ghetto ass club is still open…

    looks like his atm was all but cashed out…

    hey look, snooki was there!

  • jujube

    Thanks SFAppeal for courageously displaying the uncovered face of the victim as he laid there. As they say: A picture is worth a thousand words!

  • The embedded pictures screen now reads “No such photos found” and his flickr stream is private. Did Grissom change his mind? Or did the Appeal?