Two women were shot at the corner of 23rd and Valencia streets around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, authorities confirmed.
Both women were alive when they were taken to the hospital, but one had life-threatening injuries, according to a statement from San Francisco Police Department Public Information Officer Kathryn Winters.
Two hours later, at roughly 8:30 p.m., diners at Beretta carried on with their meals, with police tape strewn about and lights flashing just feet away. Meanwhile, police conducted their investigation.
One officer on the scene said that the gunshots had come from the northeast corner of 23rd and Valencia streets, and hit victims near the southwest corner.
As she gave a customer a take-out order, an employee at Beretta called the incident a “drive-by shooting.” The employees declined to comment further to Mission Local about what happened.
Police did not confirm whether the shooter was in a car, but witnesses on the app Citizen reported seeing a light-colored car, possibly a Mercedes Benz, flee the scene after the shooting.
In February, a shoot-out between two cars occurred nearby, at 23rd Street and San Jose Avenue. A 36-year-old victim died from his injuries.
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