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Two People Shot Dead in Car in San Francisco’s Dolores Heights Neighborhood

A man and a woman were shot dead and found in a vehicle in San Francisco's Dolores Heights neighborhood on Saturday, police said.

At approximately 9:31 a.m., officers got a call from a citizen asking that they check on the well-being of two people in a vehicle near the intersection of Rayburn and 21st streets, spokesman Officer Robert Rueca said.

There, officers found the pair suffering from gunshot wounds. Police said they died at the scene despite first responders' medical aid.

Officers contacted Child Protective Services after finding a car seat but not a  child. Police checked with outside agencies and determined no child to be in danger. 

Neighbors were initially told to shelter in place because police were unsure of the type of crime they were responding to. 

A gun was recovered at the scene of the shooting. 

Police did not provide any suspect information, but said that they don't believe the crime was random. There is no oustanding threat to the neighborhood, they said.

It's unclear how long the bodies had been in the car.

The department's homicide unit and the medical examiner are investigating the case, the officer said.

He asked that anyone with information on the killings contact the department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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