Saturday, December 15, 2007

Man shot in head in Western Addition

Samaritans Rush SF Gunshot Victim To Hospital
CBS 5 CrimeWatch
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) ― San Francisco police Saturday are investigating a Friday-night shooting near the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Laguna Street that left one male in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the head, according to Officer Ed O'Toole.

A San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency transit driver reported hearing two to six shots about 50 to 100 feet behind the bus at about 8:47 p.m., O'Toole said.

A male who had been shot in the head then drove his car into the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Laguna Street, O'Toole said.

Three to five men in a nearby vehicle reportedly stopped to help the victim and told the bus driver to call 911, according to O'Toole.

When the victim attempted to exit his vehicle, the men stopped him and drove him in his car eastbound on Geary Boulevard to San Francisco General Hospital, O'Toole said.

Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a black or dark blue Ford Mustang or a Toyota that left the area eastbound on Geary Boulevard, O'Toole said.


Mission District shooting leaves two dead

Two men shot dead in San Francisco
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
Saturday, December 15, 2007

(12-15) 10:53 PST San Francisco --
Two men were shot and killed early today in San Francisco's Mission District, police said.
The men were shot at about 5 a.m. at 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, police said. One man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other died at San Francisco General Hospital, authorities said.
Their identities were not immediately released. Both were described as Latino men in their 20s.
The assailants were described as two men in their 20s, but it was unclear whether one or both men were the shooters, police said.
No further information was available.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Monday night armed robbery spree

Armed robbery spree links neighborhoods from Cow Hollow to Mission

Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

(12-11) 14:46 PST San Francisco - --

Robbery investigators are looking into a series of armed robberies that occurred in San Francisco Monday night and could be connected, police said today.

Three of the robberies occurred within a 20 minute period in Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights, and Chinatown. Later in the evening, two other robberies occurred in the Mission District, then downtown near Moscone Center.

"We believe they are connected," said Lt. John Loftus, who heads the robbery detail. "It looks like there were a couple of guys in a car on a spree last night. It's really got nothing to do with the time of year, it's just one of those things where a couple of knuckleheads are out in a car and don't stop until they get what they think is enough to get them through the night."

Witnesses and victims gave investigators varying descriptions of the men, but police belive the suspects are three 18 to 25-year-old males who were driving in some type of dark-colored sedan, Loftus said. The victims all reported being robbed by two men, but investigators have reason to believe a third man was driving, he said.

In each of the first three cases, which occurred between 8:15 p.m. and 8:35 p.m., two men approached victims on the street, brandished guns, took the victim's property, then fled in a waiting car, police said. During the third robbery, one of the suspects pulled the victim to the ground and hit him on the head before fleeing, according to police.

During the fourth robbery, at about 9:40 p.m., a female victim was walking at Florida and 23rd streets in the Mission District when she was approached from behind. One suspect pointed a gun at her and demanded her money while the other grabbed her from behind and took her property, police said. The suspects fled the scene on foot.

The fifth robbery occurred at 3rd and Folsom streets about 10:12 p.m. The victim was walking by two men standing by a car when one of the men approached the victim and pointed a gun at her face. The other suspect grabbed her from behind and took her property, and then both men walked back to the car, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies should call police at (415) 553-1201.


Two killed in Western-Addition car crash

Update from SFgate:

(12-11) 13:42 PST SAN FRANCISCO --

Two San Francisco men were arrested today after they allegedly fled from police in a stolen car, ran a red light and slammed into another vehicle, killing its two occupants, authorities said.

The two suspects, both 22 years old, were being treated at San Francisco General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries that they suffered in the 4 a.m. crash, police said.

Police Capt. John Ehrlich said the stolen car, a Saturn, was driving east on Page at Broderick Street when officers in a cruiser checked its license plate and realized it was stolen. The officers turned on their lights and tried to pull over the Saturn, which accelerated down the hill and through a red light at Divisadero and broad-sided a Chevrolet Cavalier, Ehrlich said.

The Cavalier was pushed into a pole on the southeast side of the intersection, killing one of its occupants almost immediately. The other victim was extricated by firefighters in 13 minutes and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge. The medical examiner's office has not yet identified the victims.

The force of the collision threw the Saturn through the intersection and into atree on Page Street east of Divisadero.

The man allegedly driving the Saturn, Richard Gosnell, is being held on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, felony hit and run, evading and causing death, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, running a red light and speeding, said police Sgt. Neville Gittens. His passenger, Joshua Wilson, is being held on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of stolen property, Gittens said.

The intersection reopened about 9:15 a.m.

Friday, December 7, 2007

One shot at 8th and Market, 16 year-old shot in Union Square

Bay City News

December 8, 2007
Two separate shootings in the span of a half hour in downtown San Francisco Friday evening sent two victims to the hospital.

The latest shots were fired in the bustling area of Union Square at around 9:30 p.m., injuring a 16-year-old Asian boy, San Francisco police officers said.

A bullet struck the teen in the ankle and he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Officers are questioning a suspect in the shooting but haven't made any arrests.

About 30 minutes earlier, police responded to a shooting at Eighth and Market streets that injured one victim.

The victim was rushed to General Hospital with wounds that do not appear life threatening, police said.

No arrests have been made in either shooting and investigations are ongoing.


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

SOMA violence: 4 shot in drive-by, 1 stabbed in nightclub

Man arrested in S.F. stabbing

4 injured in S.F. drive-by shooting

Also, according to the tips section at SFist, there was a shooting somewhere on San Bruno Ave. at about 10:00 p.m. December 2nd, with around 7 shots fired.