2012's stabbing epidemic has left one man in critical condition after a 3 a.m. stabbing on Seventh Street Wednesday morning. The 40-year-old male victim claims he was minding his own business (again: at 3 a.m. on Seventh Street) when a stabby criminal knifed him without provocation. The victim managed to get help at the Carl's Jr. in UN Plaza, where he was rushed off to S.F. General to be treated for the life-threatening gash to his torso.
The victim still doesn't know what was up with the early morning stabbing, but SFPD described the suspect as "a man in his 40s, 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds, and wearing a brown jacket."
Meanwhile, around the same time yesterday morning, a 19-year-old man from the East Bay was caught in an unrelated hail of gunfire a few blocks away at Larkin and O'Farrell. The victim had stopped on the corner to send a text message when he heard someone yell "They're shooting!" before realizing he'd been shot in the foot. The victim didn't see the gunmen, but they apparently fled in a white, four-door sedan.
As of yesterday, no arrests had been made in either case.