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A cafe in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood reopened for business today after a man was gunned down Thursday afternoon inside the store as customers and staff looked on, an employee said.
The shooting occurred at about 4:20 p.m. Thursday at Jebena Coffee and Tea Co., located at 990 Polk St., near the corner of Geary Street.
The victim was identified today by the medical examiner’s office as 29-year-old Terry Turner, a San Francisco resident.
According to police, an unknown male suspect shot Turner multiple times in the abdomen and head with a handgun, and then fled. Turner was pronounced dead at the scene.
A male clerk at the cafe, who declined to give his name, said that coworkers who were working at the time recalled seeing one man chase another into the shop, corner him, and shoot him in the full view of customers and staff.
“He just shot him and took off,” the clerk said.
The men were believed to have had some kind of dispute outside prior to the shooting, he said.
A bag was also taken from Turner, according to police.
“It looked like a computer bag,” the clerk said.
No arrests had been made in the case as of this morning, police said.
The shooting is San Francisco’s sixth homicide this year.
Ari Burack, Bay City News