A teenager was found dead in an apparent homicide in San Francisco’s Diamond Heights neighborhood on Sunday morning, police said today.

Officers responded at 9:38 a.m. to a report of a dead body on Carnelian Way, a stretch of road described by ABC7 as “a secluded dead end street off Diamond Heights Boulevard.”

Police found the victim, identified by the medical examiner’s office as 18-year-old San Francisco resident Elijah Hopkins, dead of an apparent gunshot wound and are treating the case as a homicide.

According to ABC7, Hopkins’ body was discovered in a concrete drainage gully by an area resident “who takes care of the landscaping.”

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, and no suspect information was available as of this morning, police said.

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

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