Police car on Folsom Street.
Folsom and 21st Street. Photo by Will Jarrett.

An 18-year-old man was shot just south of the Folsom and 21st street intersection shortly before 4 p.m. this afternoon.

A tweet by San Francisco Police Investigation Commander Raj Vaswani identified the man as a student from John O’Connell High School, which is a technical high school located on Folsom Street between 19th and 20th streets.

“Yesterday just before 4 p.m., a student from John O’Connell HS was shot off-campus on Folsom,” the Tuesday tweet stated.

Arturo Carrillo, director of the Street Violence Intervention Program, said that the man was shot in the thigh. Police officers gave the victim first aid and summoned medics to the scene, after which he was taken to hospital with non-fatal injuries.

“He’s okay,” said Carrillo, “He’s going to be fine.”

Several officers cordoned off the block until 5 p.m. Officers at the scene confirmed they were investigating a shooting, but did not share details. SFPD does not yet have any suspects and has made no arrests.

A witness reported hearing a pop from inside her house around the time of the shooting, but dismissed it until she realized the street was closed.

The police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and start their message with ‘SFPD’.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found here. Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.

The SFPD’s data on crime can be found here.

This post was updated on May 24 at 6 p.m.

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  1. There is what looks to be an abandoned car on the sidewalk at 20th and Florida. Not sure if it’s related. Or how it’s been there so long.

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    1. You can put a note, and see if anyone is trying to do anything with it, before it gets towed.

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