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Monday, February 15, 2016

Cops Seek GMC SUV Connected to Saturday Night Double Homicide

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 3:53 PM

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Police are advising the public to be on the lookout for a dark gray SUV connected to Saturday night's double homicide at the popular Twin Peaks lookout.

Police responded to the area at 2:06 a.m. on Sunday morning to discover three men shot. Julio Peraza, 21, and Rene Mora, 19, both of Santa Rosa, are dead, according to the San Francisco Examiner.  

A third man was in critical condition as of Sunday. His current condition is unknown. There's no motive for the shooting as yet, but it's believed to have been a targeted event and not a random instance, according to reports.

While the shooting has in the short term led a local elected official to clamor for more cops, the cops we do have are asking the public to keep eyes peeled for a dark gray GMC Yukon Denali which the alleged shooters carjacked at the scene to use as a getaway vehicle.

The SUV in question has a California license plate of 5PJU851, according to police. Anyone who sees the car is asked to call 911 immediately. 

There is currently no information about suspects or a possible motive, according to police. 
click to enlarge Twin Peaks at night, scene of a double homicide. - FLICKR/STEVE W. LEE
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  • Twin Peaks at night, scene of a double homicide.

The shootings were the third and fourth homicides of the year in San Francisco, according to the Examiner, following the death of a woman in an apparent domestic violence incident near the Kaiser Permanente medical center and the Tenderloin stabbing death of a popular Apple contractor who was also a DJ.

The lone suspect arrested in the stabbing death has since been released.

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