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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cuong Lu, Daylight Shooting in Outer Sunset, Is City's Ninth Homicide

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 7:19 AM


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The San Francisco Medical Examiner moments ago identified the man shot dead in a brazen daylight attack in the Sunset District as Cuong Lu, a 35-year-old San Franciscan.

Witnesses claim Lu was shot dead as he stepped out of a the Pho Huynh Hiep 2 restaurant yesterday afternoon on Irving Street between 19th and 20th Avenues by an Asian man whose identity has not yet been released by police; officers in the area disarmed and arrested the alleged shooter almost immediately. SFPD spokesman Boaz Marilies said the alleged murderer will be booked today, at which time his identity will be revealed.

Lu is the city's ninth homicide of the year and first since Tony Lewis was last week gunned down in Bayview.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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