CORRECTION: In the third incident, we originally reported that the suspects used the baseball bat and injured the victim. Upon further inspection it appears, the victim used the baseball bats on the suspects and one was sent to the hospital after his arrest. We will update this story with more details as they become available.
Three assaults with baseball bats left two people in critical condition and two more injured this weekend, according to police crime recap information.
The first assault occurred Friday night at 8:13 p.m. at 24th street and Potrero Avenue. A 36-year-old man and four teenagers had gotten into a fight. One of the teenagers grabbed a baseball bat and hit the victim in the head with it before fleeing on foot with the other two youths.
The victim suffered lacerations on his scalp and a possible head injury, and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life threatening injuries. No arrests have been made.
Sunday morning at 1:50 at 21st and Mission, a fight broke out between five women in their twenties and a 25-year-old man. Officers on patrol in the area noticed people gathered on the sidewalk yelling, and witnessed one woman fall to the ground. Upon closer inspection, they saw a man attacking the women with a baseball bat.
Two of the women were transported to San Francisco General Hospital with lacerations on their heads, while the other three refused medical transportation. The man with the bat, 25-year-old San Francisco resident Charles Gulley, was arrested and booked on 3 charges of assault with a deadly weapon. One other man was detained and then released at the scene.
At a restaurant on 24th street near Mission at 5:11 p.m. on Sunday, three men in their late twenties had entered the restaurant when one of them began yelling. When he was asked to leave, the man threw a glass bottle, which struck a wall near the man who had asked him to leave.
A second man left the restaurant, and a second suspect threw a glass bottle at him as well, though this one also shattered on the wall. The restaurant owners then hit the suspects with a baseball bat, and one man was struck twice and transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening head injuries. All three suspects were arrested during the course of a subsequent investigation.
Police say the crimes are not related in any way.
Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.
Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.