Two shot and killed at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf
A man and a woman who worked at a San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf business that sold luggage and other souvenirs were shot and killed Sunday night, according to police.
Authorities responded to a shooting call at 269 Jefferson Street at 8:30 p.m. and discovered the two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. They were later pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
At the scene police arrested 56-year-old Hong Ri Wu in connection with the murders, saying he was a competitor at a neighboring business and allegedly shot the victims in an ongoing dispute over selling similar merchandise. The victims were identified Monday by the Medical Examiner’s office as Qiong Han Chu, a man, and Feng Ping Ou, a woman, both 30 years old.
Crime scene investigators and Inspectors from the Homicide section were at the business investigating the double homicide late Sunday night.
The Chronicle reported that the Wu killed Chu and Qu over a dispute involving counterfeit merchandise that was being sold at both businesses. All three people involved in the shooting were residents of San Francisco, police said.
The shooting rattled neighboring business owners along the normally peaceful tourist destination Monday morning.
Wu operated a nondescript business neighboring the luggage shop on Jefferson Street, according to the Chronicle. He is being held in San Francisco County Jail charged with two counts of homicide and is awaiting a court appearance.
Beat reporter Jennifer Courtney contributed to this story. Contact the Beat at email@example.com.