Police: Brothers Responsible For Monday Morning Homicide Wave

Two brothers were arrested today in connection with separate fatal shootings in San Francisco on Monday morning, police said.

Kenyon Norbert, 22, and Kishawn Norbert, 21, were arrested early this morning on Third Street in San Francisco’s Bayview District, police said.

They were booked into jail on suspicion of two counts of murder each and probation and parole violations, according to police.

The first shooting was reported at 3:07 a.m. when Willie Caine Jr., 24, of San Francisco was found fatally shot in the first block of Brookdale Avenue in the city’s Sunnydale neighborhood, police said.

Then at about 9:30 a.m., San Francisco resident Keith Zinn, 30, was found shot in the first block of Ironwood Way near Jennings Street in Hunters Point, police said.

Zinn was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

There have been two other fatal shootings in the city since the Fourth of July.

Around 10 p.m. Friday, 49-year-old Wesley Willis died after he was shot while sitting in a car near the intersection of Harbor Road and Ingalls Street in Hunters Point.

Then at 2:54 a.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of La Salle Avenue, Antonio Cortez, 37, was standing with a 49-year-old man in front of a home and someone opened fire at them, police said.

Cortez was pronounced dead at the hospital later that morning. The 49-year-old man was also hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police have not announced any arrests or identified any suspects in the other two killings.

In a statement today, Supervisor Malia Cohen, who represents the Bayview and Hunters Point areas, called today’s arrests “a constructive step forward.”

“We cannot reverse the tragic deaths that resulted from the shootings, but we will hold the individuals responsible for these events accountable and ensure that the families of the victims get the justice they deserve,” Cohen said.

Police have asked anyone with information about the killings to call the Police Department’s homicide detail at (415) 553-1145. People can also call an anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

Scott Morris and Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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