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A 32-year-old woman was crossing the street on Cesar Chavez Street between Mission Street and South Van Ness Avenue at 7:31 p.m. on Friday when a man in his 50s driving a car struck her and knocked her to the ground. The pedestrian suffered a head injury and was transported to the hospital in life threatening condition. The driver was not arrested.

Driver of SFPD Vehicle Hits Pedestrian

Police also confirmed a reader report that the driver of a police vehicle traveling southbound on Potrero Avenue collided with a pedestrian, a 28-year-old male, at around 7:50 pm. on Sunday. The pedestrian suffered no life-threatening injuries but was transported to the hospital. A police spokesperson said the collision is under investigation.

Two Injured In Shootings

Two shootings occurred over the weekend in the Mission District, both leaving their victims with gunshot wounds in their legs, police report.

At 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, a 32-year-old man intervened in an argument between two men on 16th and Shotwell streets. One of the men arguing then shot the victim with a handgun before fleeing on foot. The victim was left with a non-life-threatening leg injury and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Another victim, a 30-year-old man, was walking to his car on San Bruno Avenue between 15th and 16th streets at 3 a.m. on Sunday, when he and his friends heard two shots. One of the victim’s friends told him he had a hole in his pants – he had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim’s friend drove him to the hospital for treatment.

No arrests have been made related to the shootings.

Two Assaults

A 24-year-old man was arguing with another person on Valencia Street between 18th and 19th streets at 2:37 a.m. on Saturday, when two men in their early 30s approached to intervene. The arguing man then punched one of them in the face once, causing him to lose consciousness. While the victim was on the ground, the man continued to punch and kick him in the head, then punched the second man who had intervened multiple times. The suspect fled westbound on Valencia Street but was arrested. The first victim was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition for head injuries.

Another assault took place on Sunday at 4:23 p.m. on Mission Street between Valencia and 29th streets. The victim, a 36-year-old man, was standing on the sidewalk when a younger man approached and struck him in the face multiple times with brass knuckles. The suspect fled, and was not arrested. The victim was knocked unconscious and suffered injuries to his jaw, and was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition.


At 5:10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, a 20-year-old man was sitting outside at 15th and Natoma streets when two cars approached. Ten men and five women in their 20s got out of the cars and took the man’s backpack and wallet, punching him in the process. The group fled in the two cars, and no arrest was made. The victim was not injured.

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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