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A shooting early Monday morning left one man dead on Capp Street near 21st Street, according to police.

The man was identified as 25-year-old Tony Patton, Jr., a San Francisco resident.

The San Francisco Police Department reported this morning that any suspects are currently “unknown.” Police spokeswoman Giselle Linnane said police arrived on scene at 1:20 a.m. after receiving a call about a shooting in the area. They found Patton who was later pronounced dead. Linnane said no more details could be provided, as the case is under investigation. 

A witness described hearing a barrage of shots Sunday evening and later seeing a body bag being carted off.

According to a one man, who didn’t wish to be named, Patton was a regular customer at the All Seasons Market on Capp Street. The witness saw Patton walk in to buy ice cream, chips and a soda before returning to the street. The victim crossed the street and was standing in front of a church-owned structure at 3365 19th St. when he was shot at 1:17 a.m.

A resident living on Capp Street, who also didn’t want to be identified, said she heard six shots in rapid succession, followed by six more shots. The resident heard lots of screaming before going outside to check the scene.

Police responded within two minutes, area residents said.

Jonas Cabrera, who works at the Lucky Cuckoo on 19th Street, just across the street from the shooting site, said he’s seen plenty of unsettling things in his two years at this job. He noted there was another shooting here some six months ago.

“It’s not surprising,” he said. “It’s 19th Street, man.”

Recent calls for service to police can be found on CrimeMapping.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found hereVictims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.

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Julian grew up in the East Bay and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Before joining Mission Local, he wrote for the East Bay Express, the SF Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Business Times.

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  1. He was my cousin, and did not deserve to die he was so young and full of life, and yes he always had a smile on his face. we miss him and love him so much.
    we must do more about the violence that has taken over our neighborhoods, we must come together in our communities and find ways to help one another so we don’t keep losing our loved ones.

  2. He was an innocent standby ER happy-go-lucky had a smile on his face then shots were fired.. bless his heart and soul I’m blessed the family 25 30 member family member showed up ..

  3. No, this isn’t OK just because “hey it’s 19th street”. Someone was murdered again in our family’s neighborhood. Where’s the outrage? Please follow up on this one Mission Local. Use your journalistic powers to help the community this month.

  4. The Chronicle updated this story, saying two person were arrested. But I trust and prefer to get my news from MissionLocal. Could you update us ?

    San Francisco police said Monday they arrested two men on suspicion of murder in the shooting of a 25-year-old city resident on Oct. 8.

    Reno Ramos, 20, of Antioch, and Joe Nunezdosangos, 27, of San Francisco, were booked into San Francisco County jail on Monday on charges of homicide.

    Police said that on Oct. 8 at 1:17 a.m., Anthony Patton was shot to death at 19th and Capp streets. Homicide investigators later linked the killing to the suspects and made the arrests after bringing the two suspects in for questioning, they said.

  5. Sad that someone died. Any update on what this was about?
    And for clarification, the headline and most of the article talks about the shooting being at 19th and Capp, but the Lead sentence mentions 21st and Capp. Do you see why I’m confused about where this happened?