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    About 100 people attended a vigil Thursday night for a 27-year-old woman who was fatally shot by San Francisco police earlier in the day. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Thursday, May 19, 2016)

    About 100 people attended a vigil Thursday night for a 27-year-old woman who was fatally shot by San Francisco police earlier in the day.

    The crowd converged on Elmira Street and Shafter Avenue, about a block from where the shooting occurred. The woman, who was African-American, has yet to be identified.

    The shooting prompted the resignation of police Chief Greg Suhr on Thursday afternoon.

    For some who showed up in to honor the woman, it was just another chapter in an ongoing saga in San Francisco and across the U.S.

    "This is an unfortunate and tragic part of the story that is happening to black people and brown folks in this country at the hands of the state,” said Cat Brooks, one of the vigil attendees.

    Reports of the shooting said officers were attempting to remove the woman from a stolen car when she started to drive away. An officer fired one shot that struck the woman, and she died later at a hospital.

    Many at the vigil were outraged at the shooting, but they managed to temper that anger in honor of the woman.

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