SF: POLICE ARREST 18-YEAR-OLD FOR SHOOTING NEAR U.N. PLAZA
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)
A San Francisco teen was arrested Monday night on suspicion of attempted murder for a shooting near United Nations Plaza that left one man hospitalized, San Francisco police reported today.
The shooting took place at about 9:15 p.m. in the 100 block of McAllister St., according to police.
Officers from the San Francisco Police Department's Gang Task Force were conducting an enforcement operation in the area, when they heard gunshots and saw a man limping across McAllister Street, and another running down the street with a handgun, police reported.
Several officers were able to track the suspect down after a foot chase.
The suspect ignored orders to drop the gun, but eventually stopped running and dropped the weapon into a trashcan, police reported.
Pierre Ragland, 18, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault, carrying a loaded firearm and carrying a concealed weapon, according to police.
The victim, a 40-year-old San Francisco man, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, police reported.
Police have not released a motive for the shooting.