Ernesto Gonzalez Acosta Identified as Man Murdered Near Alamo Square

Categories: Homicide

Another man killed
Police are investigating a fatal shooting that killed 23-year-old Ernesto Gonzalez Acosta near Alamo Square early Sunday morning.

According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, police were called to the intersection of Webster and Hayes streets at about 2 a.m. on reports of shots fired. When they arrived, they found Gonzalez Acosta on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.

An ambulance took the victim to a local hospital where he later died. Police have no leads at this time and no suspect information to give us.

However, if you know anything about this incident, or saw something that night, police would like you to call the SFPD Homicide Detail at 553-1145, or the anonymous tip line at 575-4444. You can also text a tip to TIP411 and begin the text with SFPD.

The shooting marks the city's fourth homicide of 2013.

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A Peace Ceremony celebrating the life of Ernesto Xe Acosta will be held at Alamo Square Park at 4:00... p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, followed a candlelight vigil at the Corner of Hayes and Webster streets at 5:30 p.m.

The ceremony in the park will feature Aztek Dancers, an open mic, and music is welcomed and encouraged. Please feel free to bring your instrument of choice and any offerings that you feel will honor Xe. Please bring a candlelight to light in his memory.

Xe was a beautiful soul. His young life was ended abruptly on the morning of February 10, when he was shot and killed while walking along Hayes and Webster streets. There are still no suspects in his case.

While we want to take comfort in celebrating Xe's incredible journey, we also hope to use this day to draw attention to the issue of gun control and to rally against gun violence. We are asking everyone who knew and loved Xe to help support us in this cause.

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