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...and I don't want to now. But a kid (college) that I worked with for four years was gunned down in front of his house at 3am this morning just because. Hit three times. Twice in the chest. He died en route to the hospital. I loved this kid. His mom called ME today. The whole thing is so goddamn tragic I can't believe it - he was playing college ball and just really never said a negative word in his life. They'll never catch the dudes who did it which is good because I know a bunch of people who would be waiting in line.

When Jacob was a sophomore, his cousin was shot in the same way - mistaken identity in the wrong neighborhood. Just thought y'all might like to see this San Francisco that gets glossed over, if only for a second.
 

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This is so tragic ,there are so many words to say about this topic
I lived in the UK where gun laws are so tight, but the bad guys will always get guns and the good guys are always on the receiving end
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and yourself at this time
 

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Thanks guys. It's starting to kind of sink in now. God, his mom...
 

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Tragic in every sense of the word. There is the hardest part, what to say to the family especially the young mans Mother. There just aren't words to convey your sorrow or to ease the family's pain.

So sorry for them and you.
 

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Sorry for your loss bro .. People suck

My Dad was shot twice with a shotgun by a drunk ... i was just a little boy but dad spent 3 years in the hospital ..

Remember guns didnt do the killing the shithead with it did ..
 

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...and I don't want to now. But a kid (college) that I worked with for four years was gunned down in front of his house at 3am this morning just because.
Very sorry to hear of any kind of violence related to innocent civilians.

Here's a link to an article describing the events:

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=9046616

College student killed in San Francisco Mission District shooting

Saturday, March 30, 2013SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A college athlete was shot to death right outside of his home in San Francisco. And now the hunt is on for the gunman. Jacob Valdiviezo, 19, was home from college visiting family when he was shot and killed early Saturday morning. Investigators believe the gunman mistook Valdiviezo for a gang member.



The young man's family says he was a star athlete and an honor student in both high school and college. He'd been away at college for the past two years. They say he had no enemies and never had anything to do with gangs. They just can't understand why he was shot.

The 19-year-old was shot right in front of his home on Bryant Street near 24th Street. It happened at 3:06 a.m. Saturday.


Neighbor Luis Salinas says he was coming home from a nightclub when he saw a car pull over in front of 2617 Bryant and a man get out.

"There were two guys walking this way," Salinas said. "But he only went for one person only, so he just let it roll. He shot em, shot em, shot em, shot em, and took off and that was it."

"He was coming home from dancing or hanging out with friends and they shot him right in front of the house," said Jacob's cousin, Anabella Valdiviezo.

The front of the home is now crowded with grief stricken relatives and friends. There has been a steady stream of flower deliveries and condolences.

Family members say Jacob was an athlete who graduated with honors from Archbishop Riordan High School. He was a sophomore at Lewis and Clark University in Portland, Oregon where he was a wide receiver on their football team. He's number 13. He was also studying economics and had just returned home for the spring break holiday.

"He wasn't affiliated with gangs or anything," Anabella said. "He wasn't even around here, he was here for spring break."

San Francisco police say that Jacob and his friend were asked if they belonged to a gang by a man approximately 30-years-old before he was shot at least three times.

Homicide investigators interviewed residents and neighbors to try and identify a suspect. They checked out the outdoor security camera at a nearby grocery store. Unfortunately the shooting scene is just out of camera range.

Neighbor Mary Magee, who was jarred awake by the gunshots, is saddened by the loss of another young life.

"To see these young people, his friends you know, so impacted, so traumatized, when is this going to stop?" Magee asked.

San Francisco police have not released a description of the man who fired the shots nor of the driver of the car he got into and sped away with. Two neighbors we spoke with say they saw the shooter get into a grey 4-door sedan.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact SFPD anonymously at 415-575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD in the beginning of the message. You may also contact Homicide Division at 415-553-1145.
 

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Maybe he was coming home from work, as many good people working shift work do.
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College Student From the Mission Fatally Shot

http://missionlocal.org/2013/03/college-student-from-the-mission-fatally-shot/

Friends and family leave flowers and candles in memory of Jacob Valdivieso, who passed away early this morning.


By Alicia AvilaPosted March 30, 2013 3:23 pm

Nineteen-year-old Jacob Valdivieso was walking home with a friend from a party early Saturday morning when he was shot multiple times near his family’s home at Bryant and 24th streets. His father, Carlos Valdivieso, 62, heard gunshots and walked outside to find his son fatally injured.

Jacob Valdivieso died after arriving at San Francisco General Hospital at around 3 a.m., his father said.

“My son is dead now,” Carlos Valdivieso lamented as he stood outside his home on Saturday afternoon with friends and family, mourning the tragedy.

Police reported that a vehicle pulled up to the two friends and a male suspect in his 30s stepped out of the car. The suspect asked the victim if he had any gang affiliation before shooting him multiple times, at least once in the head. Valdivieso was told that his son was backing away from the suspect onto the steps of a neighbor’s house when he was shot.

Valdivieso described his son as a good student who was never involved in gangs.

“We don’t know who did this,” he said. “We don’t know anything. He was a good kid, he didn’t do any of those things.”

“He wasn’t in gangs or anything,” added a 16-year-old cousin, Adriana Valdivieso.

Carlos Valdivieso said his son was visiting family over spring break from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. He was a sophomore majoring in economics, and previously attended Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco.

Family and friends have placed flowers and candles outside the home in Valdivieso’s memory.

SFPD spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said the suspect fled the scene of the crime in a gray two-door sedan, and remains at large.
 

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Sorry to hear that you knew him LJ. I saw it in the news, but this makes is so much more personal.

Courage Brother.
 

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Thanks guys. Yeah, I knew him very well. Worked with him for four years, so we spent at least a few hours together every school day. The paper is right. He was not a gang banger. By a long shot. He was just a nice, sweet kid who lived in the wrong place.

RIP, Jacob.
 
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