Three people were shot and injured on Tuesday evening around the city, and after the clock struck midnight, three more people were stabbed in separate incidents in SoMa and the Excelsior district.
The first shooting occurred around 6:35 p.m. Tuesday in Visitacion Valley, and a 17-year-old boy was injured. As the Examiner reports, he was transported to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.
Three hours later, at 9:35 p.m., two men were shot near Franklin and Bay streets, in the area of Fort Mason and Fisherman's Wharf. Police arrived at the scene to find a 30-year-old and 42-year-old, both suffering from gunshot wounds. The older man reportedly had life-threatening injuries, while the younger man's injuries were not considered critical.
After people rang in the new year, at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, two people in their twenties were stabbed following an argument with a third individual on the 500 block of Howard Street. As KPIX reports, a 26-year-old suspect who fled the scene is believed to have stabbed a 24-year-old and a 25-year-old, with the latter suffering life-threatening injuries.
About ten minutes later, at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, a 25-year-old man was stabbed in an altercation with a 17-year-old male on the 4700 block of Mission Street in the Excelsior. That suspect also fled on foot, and the victim was left with life-threatening injuries.
It was a violent night to cap off a year when violent crime and homicides were down overall.