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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Shaun Balleza Killed in Excelsior Drive-By

Posted By on Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 8:30 AM

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Shaun Balleza was cut down at 33 yesterday, killed in an early morning drive-by shooting in the Excelsior.

Balleza was killed and another man wounded when two suspects motored past in a gray, four-door Japanese car. The two victims were standing outside in the 200 Block of Ney at shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

Balleza is the 40th homicide victim of the year and first since 22-year-old Jelvon Helton was shot dead at Club Gravity on Monday night. Over the weekend, 45-year-old Kathleen "Kate" Horan was discovered dead in her Russian Hill home. Murder is suspected.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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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