Student fatally shot off campus

SF State President Lynn Mahoney sent out an email notification to students Friday afternoon stating that a student passed away Thursday evening. 

“I write to share tragic news that an SF State student was shot Thursday afternoon in an off-campus incident and died Thursday evening. There is no threat to the University community and the San Francisco Police Department, which responded to the incident, has detained a person of interest,” said President Mahoney in her email.   

According to SFPD, Valeria Villagomez, a 21-year-old woman, was shot after 2 p.m. on Thursday at a house on 26th Avenue near Eucalyptus Drive in the Merced Manor neighborhood near Stonestown Galleria. Local schools in the area were told to lock down temporarily.  

The victim suffered a gunshot wound, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and passed away due to the injury.  

SFPD didn’t state a possible motive but arrested a suspect, 20-year-old Jose Rodriguez, in connection with what is being called a homicide.