SF Mission District Erupts In Deadly Violence
UPDATED: 6:29 am PDT September 5, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco police faced another busy evening in the Mission District after two separate shootings left at least two people dead, according to police.
In the first incident, two people were shot while sitting in a vehicle parked in San Francisco with a 4-month-old child that was uninjured, a police spokesman said.
According to Sgt. Wilfred Williams, the man and woman were in the area of 18th and Bryant streets around 6:30 p.m. when they were both shot.
The two were driven to San Francisco General Hospital by friends and were being treated for injuries considered life-threatening. The 4-month-old, who police believe was the child of the two victims, was not injured during the shooting.
Williams said a man was witnessed fleeing the scene in a compact silver vehicle.
"If anybody witnessed, heard or saw anything, they can call our anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444," he said.
Several hours later, a second shooting took place only a few blocks away. this time at the intersection of 24th Street and Utah Street one block from San Francisco General Hospital.
Eyewitness reports indicate that at around 9:45 p.m., three people were shot. Police later confirmed that one person killed at the scene while two other victims sustained injuries and were transported to the nearby hospital. One of the victims then died at the hospital.
Police remained on the scene well into the night questioning witnesses. So far, there is no word from police as to whether these two incidents are related to each other or to the fatal shooting of SF Hells Angel leader Mark "Papa" Guardado that took place Tuesday night only a few blocks from the second shooting Thursday evening.