Police report two shooting victims walked in to San Francisco General Hospital this weekend, though neither offered details to police about how they had sustained their injuries.
At 12:37 a.m. on Saturday, a 17-year-old male entered San Francisco General seeking treatment for gunshot wounds on his forearm and shin. The victim was uncooperative with a police investigation, however, and it’s unclear where and when he was shot.
Less than an hour later, at 1:20 a.m. the same day, a 24-year-old man also arrived at San Francisco General with a gunshot wound on his arm but refused to supply officers with information beyond that the shooting may have taken place in Oakland.
A 39-year-old woman was stabbed in the abdomen and thigh on around 10:42 p.m. on Saturday evening. The victim was walking near 23rd and Capp streets when a woman approached her and asked to use her cell phone. The victim refused, and an altercation ensued – but while the two women were fighting, a man in his 20s appeared from an unknown direction and stabbed the victim, knocking her to the ground. The suspect fled the scene southbound on Capp Street. No arrest was made.
A passerby’s intervention helped halt an ongoing assault on Sunday night. A 60-year-old man was reportedly sitting outside a restaurant on 24th and Mission streets when, without provocation, a man estimated to be between the ages of 18 and 24 approached him and began punching him in the face. When the passerby, for whom no description was given, intervened, the suspect fled. No arrest was made, and the victim was transported to the hospital.
On Sunday at 2:13 a.m., a 34-year-old man was in line at a restaurant near 16th and Mission streets when a man in his late 20s tried to cut in line ahead of him. The two got into a verbal argument, and the man who had cut in line punched the other man in the jaw, knocking him to the ground. The victim struck his head on the ground as he fell and lost consciousness. He was transported to the hospital for treatment of his head injury, and no arrest was made.
A photographer was robbed of his camera at 5:43 p.m. on Saturday, while on Clipper Street near Dolores Street, returning to his vehicle. A man in his early 20s approached the victim and grabbed the strap for his camera. Suspect and victim wrestled over the camera, but the robber was able to take it and flee the area. The victim was left with lacerations on his hands and elbows, though he refused medical attention, while the suspect evaded arrest.
(Update: The photographer whose camera was stolen noted that “If you hear of someone trying to sell a damaged D810 or an 80-200 f2.8 lens, then I’d be interested to hear about it!” Anyone with information about the camera may contact email@example.com and we will reach out to the photographer.)
At 3 p.m. on Sunday, a 50-year-old man was approached by another man of about the same age on South Van Ness Avenue between 26th and Cesar Chavez streets. The second man then pulled out pepper spray and used it on the victim in order to take money from the victim’s pocket before fleeing on foot. No arrest was made, and the victim was transported to the hospital.
Fire investigators responded to a city-owned wooden pole on fire at Valencia Street near 16th Street at 3:45 p.m. on Friday. A 35-year-old man was arrested for setting the pole on fire.
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.