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Former UCSF Player Shot Dead Near IKEA



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    Police have identified a man who was shot to death outside the  Ikea store in Emeryville on Tuesday night as former University of San  Francisco basketball player Hyman Taylor Jr.    

    Although the store is located at 4400 Shellmound St. in  Emeryville, the shooting, which was reported at 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday,  occurred in its parking lot, which is in Oakland, so Oakland police are in  charge of the investigation, police spokesman Jeff Thomason said.   

     Taylor, a 23-year-old Oakland man, was pronounced dead at the  scene after police responded to reports of gunshots, Thomason said.   

     Officers also found a 27-year-old San Francisco man suffering from  gunshot wounds in another part of the parking lot and took him to a hospital,  where he is in critical condition but is expected to survive, Thomason said.    

    The San Francisco man's involvement in the incident is being  investigated, Thomason said.    

    He said police are looking for other people they believe were also  involved in the shooting. USF officials weren't immediately available for comment today.  According to the university's website, Taylor was a 6-foot-9-inch,  245-pound center who last played for USF in the 2008-09 season.

    He stopped playing after being suspended by coach Rex Walters  toward the end of the season for failing to comply with instructions during  practice. Three other players were also suspended, according to the site.

    Taylor was a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and was majoring in  sociology at USF.