Late last night around 12:30 a.m., two vehicles stopped at a light on Oak Street at Pierce near Alamo Square opened fire on one another, unleashing one witness said was about twenty rounds of gunfire. Two victims were injured in the shootout, at least one of whom was an innocent bystander.
According to SFPD spokesman Albie Esparza, the two victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the "vehicle-to-vehicle shooting." The first victim, a 22-year-old man who was apparently the intended target, was hit in the arm when a car pulled up to the intersection and a gunman opened fire. The second victim, a 32-year-old man, was grazed by either a bullet or glass shards while he was sitting behind the wheel of a third vehicle waiting at the light.
The 22-year-old victim drove himself to the hospital, where his car was held by police as evidence. The 32-year-old victim hung around the scene and waited for police. Both victims are expected to be fine, but the suspects fled the scene in a blue vehicle.
Over on Haighteration, multiple people who live near the intersection chimed in to give their accounts of the incident. Neighbor Tom L. writes in:
I thought it was fireworks the way the pops happened so fast but then tons of cops showed up. I seriously thought it was one of those strings of firecrackers that someone lit and threw in the street, that’s exactly what it sounded like and how fast they went off. I spoke with one and he said it was 2 cars shooting at each other in the middle of the street and a couple people were hit.
In the comment section, another apparent witness claims they were in a taxi behind the two vehicles as they opened fire on one another at close range.
Other than a slew of accounts from neighbors, there's not much more information on the shootout at the moment. Given the high traffic on Oak Street and number of apparent witnesses, SFPD ought to be able to piece this one together. We'll, of course, update as we know more.