Five people found slain in San Francisco home

Reuters News

3/23/2012 5:13:46 PM - Reuters News

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Five adults were found dead at a home in a quiet San Francisco neighborhood on Friday, at least two of them killed by gunshots, police said.

Two of the dead were discovered by a relative who arrived the home shortly before 8 a.m. and found the bodies, San Francisco police spokesman Albie Esparza said. Officers called to the scene found three more bodies, he said.

Authorities declined to provide details of the crime scene or speculate on a motive for the killings in an otherwise quiet neighborhood across the street from City College of San Francisco.

"This is a tragic case, and as the chief stated there is no threat to public safety, Esparza said. "The crime appears to be specific to this address."

Esparza said all of the dead were Asian American adults. Two were shot to death, while the cause of death for the remaining victims was still under investigation, he said.

"It's very unusual for anything like this to happen in San Francisco," he said.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)