An early-morning shooting in San Francisco's iconic Clarion Alley set a man to the hospital Monday, the second act of violence in the tourist hot spot in recent months.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, officers were called to the 15-foot wide, 560-foot-long throughway running between Mission and Valencia Streets between 17th and 18th Streets at around 3:30 this morning, on reports of a shooting.
When officers arrived, they discovered a 26-year-old male victim who was suffering from at least one gunshot wounds "in the lower extremities."
The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which police say are not life-threatening.
The SFPD says that the victim "was walking home" when the suspect (described only as an adult male) approached the victim from behind "and shot him causing injuries." According to the SFPD, the suspect "fled on Clarion Alley towards Mission Street on foot." He remains on the loose as of publication time, and no arrests have been made in the crime.
This isn't the first violent attack in the mural-covered stretch of Mission District street. On August 11, a man was stabbed by an unknown suspect at 8:50 in the evening, and in April a group of apparent robbers approached a man in the alley and stabbed him in the stomach. In both of those cases, as well, the suspects remain at large.