Muni shooting
A shooting put a person in the hospital on Sunday on a No. 49 Muni bus. File Photo by Anita O'Brien, 2015

A man allegedly shot another passenger Sunday evening on a 49-Van Ness/Mission Muni bus near Mission and 13th streets, police said. The victim was taken to the hospital, and his condition is unknown.  

The incident occurred at about 5:51 p.m., according to police. 

The suspect, allegedly wearing a puffy gold jacket and carrying a plastic bag, fled on foot and appeared to have run northbound on 12th Street, according to the Citizen app. Police confirmed that the fleeing suspect has not been detained.

Tweets by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency vaguely confirmed the incident, noting at about 6 p.m. that an inbound 49-Van Ness/Mission bus was “delayed at Mission and 13th to do #SFPD activity.” This caused the 49-Van Ness/Mission, 14-Mission, and 14R-Mission bus routes to be rerouted to 14th Street and South Van Ness Avenue instead, the agency tweeted. 

The 49-Van Ness/Mission bus is a popular and heavily used bus line, and runs frequently along Mission Street toward downtown and back. 

The SFMTA did not provide details about the shooting, and said questions should be directed to SFPD.

Deputy spokesperson Stephen Chun wrote in a statement, “Throughout the past year, we have worked diligently to improve Muni safety, including increasing staff presence across our system and maintaining our network of cameras on each vehicle.”

Violent crime is slightly up, by 6 percent, from 2021 to 2022, data show, though San Francisco still remains in the bottom half of major American cities experiencing violent crime. Earlier this year, some Mission residents called for increased security, especially following the mugging of a 78-year-old at 16th Street Mission BART Plaza

San Francisco police officers are still investigating Sunday’s shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Francisco Police Department at 415-575-4444.

This story is breaking, and may be updated if more details are provided. 

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.

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REPORTER. Annika Hom is our inequality reporter through our partnership with Report for America. Annika was born and raised in the Bay Area. She previously interned at SF Weekly and the Boston Globe where she focused on local news and immigration. She is a proud Chinese and Filipina American. She has a twin brother that (contrary to soap opera tropes) is not evil.

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  1. On the Upside,

    People started offering me seats on buses 20 years ago.

    I started taking them 10 years ago.

    That shield above middle bus exit stairs is there because about 40 years ago one gang initiated members by requiring them to stab a person as the new member exited the bus.

    For a time cops had to ride buses.

    Too dangerous.

    Instead I saw them pass sheet from cop car to bus driver thru window for signature at traffic light.

    You didn’t mention those crazy mofos on scooters !

    Transportation has always been an adventure in SF.

    You generally arrive at your destination with a story to tell.

    I always wear a smile and carry some kind of construction tool.

    Go Niners !!


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  2. “Violent crime is slightly up by 6 percent from 2021 to 2022, data show, though San Francisco still remains in the bottom half of major American cities experiencing violent crime.”

    Yet another assault on a bus driver last night on Folsom in the Mission. Perhaps the macro data isn’t helpful to generalize a particular neighborhood in the city?

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