Two Fisherman's Wharf Merchants Slain

via SF Appeal

Two Fisherman’s Wharf merchants were slain by a businessman from a rival store Sunday night in an apparent dispute over the sale of similar merchandise, San Francisco police said.

The suspect, 56-year-old Hong Ri Wu, of San Francisco, was taken into custody at the shop at 269 Jefferson St. where he allegedly shot Qiong Han Chu, a 30-year-old man, and Feng Ping Ou, a 30-year-old woman, police said.

The shootings were reported at 8:20 p.m. at the store, which sells souvenirs and luggage, according to police.

Police said Wu, a competitor at a nearby store who knew the victims, walked into the store and allegedly shot Chu and Ou. The victims, both San Francisco residents, were pronounced dead at the scene.

“It’s a dispute between merchants regarding the selling of similar items,” police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

Merchants on the Wharf are a bit…different. A couple of years ago a lot of these merchants were packed with fake LV bags. The Wharf now has deteriorated into carbon copy shops selling the same Escaped from Alcatraz shirts and Cable Car snow globes. On that note, if you are the two tourists who witnessed this crime, please contact SFPD immediately.