View SF Appeal Homicide Map 2012 in a larger map

A shooting in SF’s Bayview District last night killed one man, while the suspects remain at large.

SFPD responded to the first block of Osceola Lane at 9:11 Tuesday night, where they discovered a 30-year-old African-American man dead of, police believe, gunshot wounds to his chest and arm.

According to SFPD, the victim, first named by SF Weekly as Derek Hall, was standing outside when the two men suspected of killing him approached him and shot him numerous times, then fled the scene.

SFPD spokesperson Sgt. Daryl Fong described the suspects only as African-American males wearing black hooded sweatshirts.

This is SF’s 6th homicide of 2012.

Anyone with information about this shooting is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Want more news, sent to your inbox every day? Then how about subscribing to our email newsletter? Here’s why we think you should. Come on, give it a try.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

Please make sure your comment adheres to our comment policy. If it doesn't, it may be deleted. Repeat violations may cause us to revoke your commenting privileges. No one wants that!