Updated: 7:45 a.m.
Three men were shot just before 11 p.m. on Friday night, following a brief shouting match at 16th and Mission streets. All three victims were transported by ambulance to the hospital, and two, ages 24 and 42, have life-threatening injuries.The third man, 34, has injuries that aren’t life threatening.
Police have no suspects in custody and no known suspect information yet.
Josh Gonia, who watched the scene from outside El Capitan Hotel on Mission Street, saw the confrontation build up to the round of gunshots.
According to Gonia, two men were outside of the McDonald’s on Mission Street, yelling at another two men across the street at the bus stop. One man ran after another with a baseball bat.
“And then the other guy pulled his gun out,” Gonia recalled as he withdrew money from an ATM, clearly shaken up. “It was unbelievable.”
Gonia said he heard at least five gunshots.
“He was using his one arm to hold his gun in his pocket and was running with the other arm,” he said.
The shooter then fled south down Mission Street and turned east down 17th Street, according to Gonia.
One victim, who last night was on a stretcher being loaded into an ambulance at 16th and Hoff streets, raised his arms as if to wave to the crowd, according to one witness who wanted to remain anonymous.
Another victim, lying on the same corner, had propped himself up by the elbow and was surrounded by a group of firefighters. He had bandages on one foot.
Ambulances and police arrived at the scene five minutes after the shooting, according to Ike Peleseuma. Peleseuma said he heard “eight or nine” gunshots from a nearby liquor store on 16th and Valencia streets.
We will update with more details as they arise.