San Francisco – A security guard was shot dead Wednesday of San Francisco Japantown.
Security guard Gavin Boston, 40, was found nearby. Webster Street and Post Street The gunshot wound occurred around 5:07 p.m., according to San Francisco police.
Officers attempted life-saving measures, but he died on the spot.
SFPD arrested two teenage boys after investigating the crime scene.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested for murder and a 14-year-old girl was arrested for aiding murder. They were both booked into the Juvenile Justice Center.
Flowers and candles mark where they were shot.
“This is a tragedy.
“We all didn’t lose one life, but I know two suspects, so three lives were lost,” Horikiri said.
Boston’s sister, Carla Seawright, said of the suspect, “I don’t understand why. He looked like a little kid. I mean, he looked so small.”
Sealight said her brother took the 15-year-old boy out of the mall because he was acting inappropriately. Once outside, police say a teenager opened fire.
“Why does he have a gun? Why? Why is this neighborhood kid walking around with a gun?”
San Francisco Police Department Captain Derrick Jackson and Northern Station officers showed up at the mall on Thursday to calm nerves in Japantown. “The goal was to come out and let them know we were supporting them. As you know, this was a tragic event,” Jackson said.
Ritsuko Suzuki runs a bonsai shop in the mall.
“It’s not fair,” she said. “It’s not sad. Everyone, every tenant is sad.
Boston had only worked at the building for two months after management changed security firms. But in that short time, Tennant said security guards made a difference.
“He was the best security guard,” Suzuki said. “When we need him, jealous is always there. Always. Very fast.”
Reverend Amos Brown stopped at the mall.
“The most unfortunate situation is that another life was lost because someone was untrained, untrained, unexposed and uninstructed,” Brown said.