***** RETRACTED 03/26/2012 *****
"SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Five homicide victims have been found in a home a block from City College of San Francisco, according to police.
"Police were called to the home on the first block of Howth Street in the city’s Ingleside District at 7:47 a.m., police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
"At a press conference Friday morning, Police Chief Greg Suhr said a female family member entered a home and found a man dead at the door, one of five homicide victims—three women and two men—found throughout the house.
"Some of the victims had gunshot wounds, but the cause of the death for all the victims was not yet clear, said Suhr.
"All the victims appeared to be of Asian descent and all apparently lived in the home. Investigators believe are all related, but it had not been confirmed, said Suhr.
"A suspect was not immediately identified, and investigators had yet to eliminate the possibility that it was a murder-suicide.
"Suhr sought to assure the public that it appeared the crime was specific to the home and the area remained a safe residential neighborhood. Still, police were canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses.
"`We don’t believe we have a manhunt on our hands at this time,` said police Cmdr. Lyn Tomioka.
"The medical examiner, homicide investigators, crime scene investigators and officials from the district attorney’s office were at the scene as of 11:15 a.m.
"Tomioka said the crime scene is complex and that `it will be a slow process with that many victims.`"
From CBS San Francisco...
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03/26/2012 — Suspect arrested in killing of five...