Police report a 42-year-old man was standing on the corner of 22nd Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Friday, March 4 around 11 p.m. when four men in their 20s walked up to him and began to punch and kick him. The beating continued until the victim lost consciousness, at which point a passerby intervened and the suspects fled westbound on 22nd Street. The suspects took nothing, but caused a traumatic brain injury as well as an abrasion and a cut to the lips. The victim was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition. No arrest was made.
On Sunday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m., a 41-year-old man approached a woman in her 20s on 26th and Mission streets, and the two exchanged words – possibly heated ones, as the woman then pulled out a knife and cut the victim’s hand. The victim was treated at the hospital for a cut to his hand, and no arrest was made.
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.