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Suspected Gunman Arrested After Killing 2 Men, Injuring 1 at Twin Peaks in San Francisco: Police

Investigators believe the suspect knew and targeted his three victims before carjacking someone's vehicle and fleeing.

Police late Monday arrested a suspect in connection to a triple-shooting at San Francisco's Twin Peaks. Jean Elle reports. (Published Monday, Feb. 15, 2016)

Police late Monday arrested a suspect in connection to a deadly shooting at San Francisco's Twin Peaks.

The lookout turned into a crime scene around 2:06 a.m. Sunday when three people were shot, according to police, who canvassed the popular tourist haunt. The shooting left two men dead and another fighting for his life.

Police said the suspect, who allegedly knew and targeted his three victims, fled the scene by carjacking a dark-gray GMC Yukon Denali with California license plates reading 5PJU851.

The suspect, who is from San Pablo, was arrested during a traffic stop in Richmond without incident, police said The stolen vehicle was also recovered, but investigators said they have yet to recover the gun used in the shooting.

Julio Peraza was one of two men gunned down at San Francisco's Twin Peaks.

The San Francisco medical examiner's office on Monday identified the men killed as Julio Peraza, 21, and Rene Mora, 19, both Santa Rosa residents. Police initially said the slain men were 22 and 20 years old, respectively. 

The third victim, a still unidentified 18-year-old man, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Peraza's family is raising money for his funeral. Family members said the landscaper was just hanging out with friends when he was killed.

"It's pretty shocking, yeah, because it's so uncharacteristic of our city — you know the way our city is," said Richard Gazowsky of San Francisco. 

Suspect Arrested in Double Homicide at Twin Peak

[BAY] Suspect Arrested in Double Homicide at Twin Peak
Police late Monday said a suspect has been arrested in the double homicide at San Francisco's Twin Peaks. Peggy Bunker reports. (Published Monday, Feb. 15, 2016)

San Francisco police leaders said they planned to station a number of officers at Twin Peaks through the holiday weekend. They had begun to increase their presence at the lookout — an area notorious for car break-ins — starting Jan. 27 when a woman was robbed and sprayed with Mace.

People with information about the shooting are asked to call the San Francisco Police Department's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and start the text with SFPD.

 

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