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Monday, April 12, 2010

Blair Henderson Shot Dead in SOMA; City's 15th Homicide

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Blair Henderson, was shot to death and three others were critically wounded in the wee hours of Sunday morning in a parking area near Second and Minna. The San Francisco Medical Examiner told SF Weekly that none of the critically wounded victims have since died. But Henderson, 26, was killed on the scene at around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday in a shooting that purportedly continued even while paramedics were attempting to revive him

Henderson is the city's 15th homicide of the year and first since Charles McAleer-Bonilla was stabbed to death in Noe Valley on Thursday.

Sunday's shooting -- in the vicinity of several nightclubs and undertaken after the victims reportedly left a club -- is certain to provide ammunition to those who hope to revamp or do away with the Entertainment Commission, and crack down on problem clubs. Fire Division Chief Mike Kearney told the media of a pair of masked gunmen spraying fire at paramedics and bystanders alike; "Basically, we became part of the scene. There was shooting all over the place," he said.

Sunday's shooting has already been described in the media as "another nightclub shooting" and linked to a similarly chaotic scene near Fisherman's Wharf on Feb. 7, when a gunfight outside Suede nightclub left 19-year-old Lawon Hall dead.

No motive for Sunday morning's shooting has been discerned. Henderson was in 2002 convicted of assaulting a postal carrier and stealing his vehicle.

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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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