Medical Examiner Identifies Victim Of Bernal Heights Homicide

A man who was fatally shot near a public housing complex in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood early this morning has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 27-year-old Richard Wells.

Officers responded shortly after midnight to a report of shots fired in the 900 block of Ellsworth Street near the San Francisco Housing Authority’s Alemany Boulevard complex, police said.

They found Wells suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:38 a.m., according to police.

No arrests have been made in connection with the killing, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department’s homicide detail at (415) 553-1145, its anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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