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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Murder Charges Filed in Fisherman's Wharf Souvenir Store Feud

Posted By on Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 5:28 PM

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The Fisherman's Wharf souvenir vendor who police say killed two rival merchants has been charged with two counts of murder, District Attorney George Gascon's office announced today.

Hong Ri Wu, 56, was charged in the shooting deaths of Feng Ping Ou and Qiong Han Chu, both 30. Wu allegedly murdered the pair, who owned a neighboring souvenir store on Jefferson Street, because they were selling knockoff purses similar to the ones he sold.
The killings allegedly took place on Sunday night after he finished his shift.

Wu is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow in San Francisco Superior Court.

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