Women Slain At SF Gift Center Identified

Two women who were killed at the jewelry store where they worked in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood on Friday afternoon have been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 35-year-old Khin Min and 51-year-old Lina Lim.

Barry White, 23, of Antioch, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder for the shooting and stabbing, which happened at about 2 p.m. Friday at 888 Brannan St., police said.

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White allegedly attacked three employees at Victoga Inc., a jewelry store inside the San Francisco GiftCenter & JewelryMart.

Lim, a Daly City resident, and Min, a San Francisco resident, died, one from gunshot wounds and the other from stab wounds, according to police.

A third victim, a man, suffered both gunshot and stab wounds and was in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital, police said.

Investigators said White appears to have had least one previous transaction at the jewelry store, but that robbery does not appear to be a motive for the attack.

White, who appears to have acted alone, left the jewelry store covered in blood after the attack and encountered multiple police officers who were responding reports of shots fired. He fired at the officers, missing them, and surrendered after apparently running out of ammunition, police said.

The officers were not injured, and did not return fire, police said.

A revolver and folding knife believed to be used in the attack were recovered by investigators, as was a rifle found in the backseat of his car, which was parked nearby, police said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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