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A rough San Francisco weekend that witnessed the violent deaths of two young men claimed a third life late Sunday night.
The medical examiner moments ago identified Shanta Sparks, 33, as the man shot to death in a stopped car at Third an Innes at around 11:30 p.m. yesterday. A passenger in Sparks' vehicle was uninjured, according to police.
Sparks is the city's 18th homicide of the year; Ilya Yurchenkov* was
gunned down on Friday on Geary and Lyon. On Saturday morning ,
22-year-old Konstantin Tomashevsky was
discovered crumpled in a heap at the bottom of the Civic Center
station elevator. BART police are investigating his "suspicious" death.
*Yurchenkov's death was later reclassified as a justifiable homicide and is not listed among those murdered in San Francisco this year.
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