SAN FRANCISCO -- A 36-year-old Modesto man is dead following a shooting early Sunday outside a nightclub in Japantown, police said.
Officers responded at 1:45 a.m. to the 1800 block of Post Street for a report of a shooting near the Sundance Kabuki movie theater, police said.
Police say a nearby nightclub had just let out and that the victim, identified as David Gilford, was shot at least one time by an unknown suspect while standing on a sidewalk near Fillmore and Webster streets. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Neither a suspect nor a motive were immediately known.
Homicide investigators remained on scene Sunday morning canvassing the area for witnesses. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 415-553-1145.
Bay City News contributed to this report. Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.