-- Really? At Union Square? Where we sit and enjoy our Border's-bought cream cheese stuffed pretzel? Let's back up a bit: according to SF Crime, a 16-year-old boy was shot while kicking it in the Union Square area at around 9:30 p.m. on Friday night. "A bullet struck the teen in the ankle and he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital in stable condition" just 30 minutes after SFPD responded to yet another shooting at Eighth and Market Streets.
No arrests have been made in either shooting.
-- Less than one week after a triple shooting left three people in critical condition at the intersection of Stillman and Third streets, a brutal fight broke out in the same area after residents of a nearby building reportedly dropped water balloons on passers-by in the wee hours of Saturday morning. At around 3 a.m., a balloon-hit one angry pedestrian who then retaliated by firing two shots in the air. After that, the alleged shooter and his pals managed to subdue one of the mischief makers in the building, and then beat the living crap out of him.
Why isn't this intersection -- located near arena venue City Nights -- better patrolled? Well, according to authorities, SFPD is spread so thin right now that things are going to get worse before they get better. Great. And with SF Crime and FCJ being two of the few outlets that let people know about SF-based shootings, we imagine violent crimes will become more frequent during the next few months.
Not to scare you or anything. We're just saying is all.