At least six people were injured in two shootings in the Mission last night. According to the San Francisco Police Department, as of this morning, no suspects are in custody, and police are seeking witnesses and tips in both attacks.
SFPD spokesperson Officer Gordon Shyy says that at 10:15 Wednesday night, four people were shot as they stood outside a building on the 1100 block of Alabama Street, which is near 23rd Street.
Shyy says that the victims were three men and one woman in her 20s. Three of the victims were struck in the leg, the fourth in the arm. They were all transported to San Francisco General Hospital, but none of their injuries are life-threatening, Shyy says.
According to Shyy, three male suspects were observed fleeing the scene of the shooting. The Chron reports that they headed north on Alabama Street, but at publication time, they had not been found.
Just fifteen minutes later, another shooting was reported on the 1300 block of Natoma Street, which is near 15th Street.
Police say that two men in their 20s were approached by two suspects who opened fire, striking both men in the legs. According to Mission Local, at least 16 shots were fired, and two of the bullets went through a nearby home, narrowly missing its residents. From their report:
“I was sleeping in the couch watching Duck Dynasty when my brother wakes me up and then I hear yelling in Spanish,” said a resident of a house near 15th Street, who asked that his name not be used for fear of retaliation. “That’s when I heard the ‘pop, pop, pop’ and I ran to the kitchen.”
One bullet pierced through his living room window, cut across a wall to a room, then through a jacket, a closet door before resting on a pair of jeans. “I never even got to wear the jacket,” he said.
A second bullet pierced through his living room window, cutting across a living room wall before resting in the ceiling.
One of the shooting victims "ended up being driven onto Highway 101, where the California Highway Patrol shut down a portion of the freeway near Cesar Chavez Street as crews responded and took the victim to a hospital," the Chron reports. The other was transported directly to SF General. Both are expected to survive.
Police say that the suspects fled in a black four-door sedan. Two were briefly detained in connection with the shooting but were released "pending further investigation," Shyy said Thursday.
Police urge anyone with any information on either shooting to contact their anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.