Police report a 25-year-old man was running through Dolores Park from a group of 10 men at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday. Having reached the intersection of 18th and Church streets, the man fell and the men began punching and kicking him, then used an edged weapon to stab him in the upper torso. The victim was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition. No arrests have yet been made.
At 7:04 a.m. on Friday, August 27, a 39-year-old man was at 15th Street and Potrero Avenue when a man in his 30s grabbed the victim’s backpack. The victim tried to retrieve the backpack from the man, but the robber then hit him with a metal pipe and fled on a bicycle. No arrest was made, and the victim was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition with injuries on his eyebrow and finger.
The next day, at 3 a.m., a 38-year-old man was waiting for transportation on 21st Street between Shotwell and Folsom streets when a man of unknown age approached him and demanded his belongings. Another man approached from behind and punched the victim in the face. The victim fell to the ground, unconscious. He regained consciousness to find that the men were going through his pockets. The robbers made off with the victim’s cash and left him with a broken nose. The men were not arrested, and the victim was treated at the hospital.
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.