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Owner of Beloved Filipino Restaurant Fatally Shot in Oakland

Jun Anabo was shot near Lucky Three Seven, the Fruitvale restaurant he co-owns

Janelle Bitker

The co-owner of a popular Fruitvale restaurant died Wednesday night, after being shot outside of his Oakland business. Jun Anabo, co-owner of Lucky Three Seven restaurant, was found suffering from gunshot wounds at about 10 p.m. by police officers responding to a ShotSpotter activation in the area, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Anabo was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries. The business confirmed the news on its Instagram account and posted a photo and statement about Anabo writing, “We find ourselves lost without him. Jun Anabo, co-owner of Lucky Three Seven has died and we are praying, crying, and hoping for any light.” The investigation is ongoing.

Diners in the East Bay and fans of Filipino food throughout the area are familiar with Lucky Three Seven, Anabo, and his cousin, Mark Legaspi. The two bought the former deli from their aunt and uncle and named it in honor of their cousin, nicknamed Pito-Pito or “Seven-Seven” in Tagalog, who was shot and killed in 2012, a year before the business reopened and became the popular restaurant it is today, according to the East Bay Express.

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