Diners and staff at two Richmond District restaurants a half a mile apart were terrified but uninjured by gunfire in the same five minute span on Sunday night, incidents that an SFPD spokesperson called "very similar" in speaking to the Chronicle.
“People heard a loud pop,” said officer Giselle Talkoff. "A window shattered. No one saw any suspects.” The restaurants appear to be Star India on the 3700 block of Geary Boulevard, fired into at 7:21 p.m., and Assab Eritrean on the 2800 block of the same street at 7:26 p.m.
“Through the course of the investigation, they’ll try to determine whether this was a specific, targeted [crime] or see if it was something random,” Talkoff added. No arrests have yet been made as investigators scour the neighborhood for leads like surveillance footage and witnesses.
Update: As Richmond SF Blog quotes yesterday's Richmond District police station newsletter, "there have been at least five reported incidents of business’ windows being shot over the weekend." The police call the events "a string of potentially related incidents." Although what appear to be bullet holes were observed at the businesses, "it is currently undetermined whether the damage was caused by a firearm, a BB gun, or another type of projectile," police write.