Three separate shootings took place over the weekend, all of them resulting in non-life threatening injuries. In addition, police reported a bank robbery, a break-in, four robberies and a stabbing.
At 2:18 a.m. Saturday at 20th and Capp streets, police report a witness heard a gunshot and shortly afterwards saw the victim, a 19-year-old female, holding her head. A bullet had grazed the woman’s head, apparently fired by a 20-30 year old male holding a silver handgun. The suspect is described as six feet tall and was wearing all black. The witness saw the suspect flee on foot down 20th Street towards South Van Ness Street. The victim’s injury was non-life threatening, and she was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment.
At 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, a brawl broke out among a group of men near 14th and Shotwell streets, in front of Foods Co. A 23-year-old male, later found to be affiliated with the men fighting, told police he was walking towards the entrance of the business when he heard several gunshots and was struck by a bullet in the buttocks.
His injury was non-life threatening and he treated at San Francisco General Hospital. The six suspects are described as a 17-20 year-old male wearing a black and grey sweatshirt and grey jeans; a 17-28 year-old male wearing a red cap turned backwards, a white t-shirt, and light blue jeans; a female, 17-28 years old, wearing a black t-shirt and blue cut-off shorts; a 17-28 year-old male wearing a black t-shirt and a shoulder-length ponytail; a 17-28 year-old male wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and short, brown hair; and a male, 17-28 year old, wearing a grey sweater, a light blue undershirt, and and grey jeans. Police believe that the shooting may have been gang motivated.
On Sunday at 3:34 a.m. three people were shot at inside of their car in the area of Mariposa and Potrero streets. One of the victims is a 23-year-old female who was shot in the face by the unknown suspect(s). Her injury was non-life-threatening, and the other victims were grazed by flying glass from the vehicle – the woman managed to drive herself and the other victims to San Francisco General Hospital.
Bank Robbery and Hot Prowl Burglary
An unarmed male in his 20s entered a bank near the 16th and Mission streets BART station at 1:04 p.m. on Friday, and handed the teller a note stating his intention to rob the bank. An undisclosed amount of money was handed to the suspect, who then fled on foot before the the police arrived. The robber, however, has not been arrested.
An unidentified suspect entered a residence near 18th and Church streets between midnight and 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. The victim, a 35-year-old female, was sleeping in her room when the suspect entered and stole a laptop and a cell phone, which she discovered the next morning.
On Saturday night at approximately 10:15 p.m., a man was stabbed and robbed by three unidentified males with a knife. The victim was taken to the ground and stabbed in the stomach by the suspects, who then took his wallet and cellphone before fleeing the scene. The man was treated at St. Luke’s hospital for his non-life threatening injuries.
The Mission was hit with a handful of robberies this weekend – the first took place on September 18 at approximately 6:51 p.m. near 20th and Dolores streets. A 27-year-old male was standing at his car with the trunk open when he was approached by a female in her 30s, holding a handgun. The suspect told the victim to “move” and flashed the gun, prompting the suspect to run across the street. The suspect then took several items from his trunk – a camera and camera lenses, a tripod and a backpack – before fleeing northbound on 20th Street.
A 48-year-old man was robbed in a hotel near 16th and Mission streets after being lured into a room by an unidentified female. The victim reportedly met the female suspect, 25-30 years old, on the corner of 16th and Mission streets and followed her into a nearby hotel room. Once inside, he noticed a man, 50-60 years old, standing in the room. The male suspect punched the victim in the face and then went through his pockets, stealing his wallet and keys. The victim was able to flee the hotel room.
A 32-year-old man was robbed of his wallet, cell phone, and passport at 3:10 a.m. on September 20. The victim was walking near 24th and Florida streets when he was approached by two males, estimated to be between the ages of 20-30. After holding the man down, the suspects stole his property and fled northbound on Florida Street.
A few hours later, at 8:30 a.m., a 43-year-old man was approached by two unidentified males with a handgun on 15th and Julian streets. The suspects did not harm the man, but stole his money and license plates.
Two violent assaults took place on Thursday and Saturday nights.
The first occurred on 21st and Florida streets at 11:40 p.m. on September 18, when a 24-year-old male was attacked by two suspects in their 20s-30s wielding a wooden 2×4. The suspects approached the victim from behind, knocked him to the ground, and proceeded to beat him with the board before fleeing northbound on Florida street. The victim suffered facial swellings and lacerations and was treated at San Francisco General Hospital.
The second attack took place at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Friday at San Carlos and Sycamore streets (between 17th and 18th streets). Two males, 30-35, driving a white Dodge Ram pick-up truck, cut off a cyclist, and upon getting out of their car, beat and kicked the 29-year-old victim until he was unconscious. The suspect fled the scene in their vehicle without taking any of the victim’s property. The victim was treated at St. Luke’s Hospital for his injuries.
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.