This story was updated (10/9/16) with additional information from neighbors and again 10/11/16 with additional information on events leading up to the shooting from police.
A shooting left two people injured, one in life-threatening condition, on Saturday night, according to police. In a crime blotter released three days after the incident, both victims were described as having non-life-threatening injuries. One of the victims was transported to the hospital and the other found his own way to the hospital.
A police spokesperson said that at 9:09 p.m., two men in their late 20s were shot following a dispute and were taken to the hospital. Witnesses told police they had heard people arguing near Precita Avenue and Harrison Street, then heard cars screeching out of the area before shots were heard.
Residents on Twitter reported hearing multiple gunshots near Precita Avenue and Alabama Street.
— Tomb Cook (@ywxwy) October 9, 2016
Precita at Alabama. Two shot after drive-by gunfight. Victims transported to hospital. pic.twitter.com/hfrB7MEEQU
— Bernalwood (@Bernalwood) October 9, 2016
Megan McDevitt, who lives in the area, said she also heard an exchange of gunfire some 45 minutes before the shooting.
“We heard gunfire (gun unload) about 45 minutes before this incident, we think on the other side of Caesar, maybe by the park near the highway,” she wrote. “It is sort of typical. We hear it. No sirens come and it is done.”
Neighbor Rick Sullivan had a similar account. While out to dinner, he said, he heard gunshots about a half hour before the second burst that was likely the shooting that injured the two men.
“At dinner were like, oh, wow, are those fireworks? It’s not the right time of year,” Sullivan recalled. “But we are in the Mission…So, you know, it happens.”
Another neighbor, who declined to give their name, also recalled other examples of recent gun violence.
“The café was shot up about six or seven months ago,” they recalled. “They shot up the windows. They shot them out at four in the morning…I called the police right away.”
Police have not yet released any suspect information or made any arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.
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