Two men are fighting for their lives after a shooting just steps from the 24th Street/Mission BART station Monday night.
According to San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Sergeant Michael Andraychak, at 10:15 Monday night, officers responded to 24th and Bartlett Streets, between Valencia and Mission Streets.
The scene, reports Mission Local, was a chaotic one: "Witnesses said they heard from seven to 12 shots and saw several men running east on 24th Street. One of the men on the south side of 24th Street shouted to his companion across the street, 'I’ve been hit.'"
"There was confusion on the street as it was unclear who was an innocent bystander and who was involved," they report.
Andraychak says that two victims of the shooting ran from the scene, with one found by police at 24th and Mission Streets, the other at 24th and South Van Ness.
"Both victims have been described as being male and in their 20's," Andraychak says, however, Mission Local says both men were 18 years of age. A call to SFPD to clarify that detail has not been returned at publication time.
Both men were transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, Andraychak says. According to a witness who spoke with Mission Local, one of the men had been shot in the chest, but was conscious as he was lifted into the ambulance.
"Preliminary information is that the suspect[s] were in a vehicle" when the shots were fired, Andraychak says. A witness tells Mission Local that he "heard the rapid gun fire and then witnessed a grey car parked on the south side of 24th Street near Bartlett peel out of its spot and turn north on Valencia Street."
Andraychak says that no suspect description is available at this time, nor have any arrests been made. He asks that anyone with information on the shooting contact the Mission Station Investigation Team at (415) 558-5400, SFPD's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or to text a tip to TIP411 with "SFPD" at the beginning of the message.