2 die in shooting in San Francisco's Mission District

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two people are dead after a shooting Monday night near a homeless encampment in San Francisco's Mission District, a police spokeswoman said.

The shooting was reported at 8:46 p.m. at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, spokeswoman Officer Giselle Talkoff said.

A woman was pronounced dead when officers arrived and a man was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital, Talkoff said.

Both the man and the woman appeared to be in their 20s or 30s. A person who lives nearby says the victims had been living on the street.

Police are searching for the suspect and have not yet determined a motive.

The area around the intersection will be blocked until officers complete an investigation of the shooting, Talkoff said.
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