Police on the scene of a crime. File photo by Octavio Lopez Raygoza.

San Francisco Police report that a shooting Saturday sent one 39-year-man to the hospital in critical condition.

The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, according to police spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza. Witnesses nearby told officers that they saw a group of five to six men arguing near the corner of 24th and Hampshire. According to police, the victim was attempting to break up the fight, however, things escalated severely.

Three suspects, described as men between the ages of 20 and 30-years-old, left the fight and flagged down a white BMW, which parked beside them. Following the arrival of the car, the three suspects returned to the fight and one shot the victim with an unknown type of semi-automatic handgun.

The suspects got in the car, which sped off, leaving the victim with gunshot wounds to his chest and stomach. Friends at the scene took the 39-year-old to San Francisco General Hospital, where police say his condition is life-threatening.

“We were unable to talk to the victim, because they operated on him immediately,” said Esparza.

No arrests have been made. If you have any information about this incident you can leave an anonymous tip at Mission Station by calling 415-552-4558.

We’ll update this post with more information as warranted.

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.

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Daniel Hirsch is a freelance writer who has been living in the Mission since 2009. When he's not contributing to Mission Local, he's writing plays, working as an extra for HBO, and/or walking to the top of Bernal Hill.

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