8 People Injured in Weekend Gunfire in SF, No Arrests Reported
(BayAreaNewsTalk.com) – While San Francisco residents battled record high temperatures this Labor Day holiday weekend, police were responding to a series of unrelated shootings in the Mission District, Potrero Hill and South of Market neighborhoods that injured eight people.
The gunfire began shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday when shots were fired from a vehicle at two people walking on Mission Street between 17th and 18th streets.
One of the victims, a 21-year-old man, was injured and taken to a hospital while the suspects fled south on Mission Street, police said.
Another shooting occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday at Missouri Street and Watchman Way, behind the Potrero Hill Recreation Center.
The victim, a 28-year-old man, was standing with his friends when he heard four gunshots and was struck in the leg. One of his friends drove him to San Francisco General Hospital.
Around 11:30 p.m., three people were struck by bullets in a drive-by shooting in the area of Guerrero Street and Rosa Parks Lane. The suspect vehicle fled the scene.
Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a 27-year-old man was shot as he walked on Sixth Street near Ahern Way in the South of Market neighborhood, not far from the Hall of Justice. He was able to get himself to a hospital for treatment.
Around 2:30 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the 700 block of Missouri Street, just blocks from where a shooting had occurred Saturday night.
He was taken to the hospital but refused to give a statement, police said.
And then at 7:18 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot as he walked away from a business in area of 26th and Treat streets in the Mission District.
Police said the boy had heard a shooting and walked in the opposite direction from the gunfire before hearing a vehicle speed off and then being shot himself.
None of the injuries in the various shootings were considered life-threatening, according to police.
No arrests had been reported in the cases as of this morning and police did not release any detailed suspect or vehicle descriptions.