Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Man Shot In the Tenderloin, Boy Shot In Bernal Heights

One arrested, one hospitalized, following shooting in Tenderloin

By Will Reisman
Examiner Staff Writer 3/3/09

SAN FRANCISCO – A man was hospitalized last night with life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the Tenderloin neighborhood by a suspect who was later arrested.

The two men were seen engaging in a physical altercation at the corner of Ellis and Jones streets when officers intervened at about 7:50 p.m. on Monday, according to Sgt. Lyn Tomioka of the San Francisco Police Department.

By the time police broke up the fracas, they realized that one of the men had been shot, Tomioka said. They arrested the other man, who was found to have a firearm on his possession. His identity has not been released yet.

Following the shooting, the victim was walking around and talking to officers, but his health suddenly took a turn for the worse, and he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, Tomioka said.

Tomioka said investigators are trying to determine what caused the altercation.

On February 23, a woman was killed in a drive-by shooting at Turk and Taylor streets, three blocks from where the two men were seen fighting last night. No arrests have been made in the death of Laticia Hunter, a 33-year-old Sacramento native.

Also on Monday night, one youth was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after being shot near the Bernal Heights neighborhood.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was walking with three of his friends on the 100 block of Highland Avenue, when an unidentified suspect got out of a car and opened fire on the group, police said.

The boy was transferred to a nearby hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, police said. No one has been arrested and the case is under investigation.

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