Man shot during attempted robbery
Bay City News
July 10, 2007
A man was sent to the hospital with injuries from a gunshot
wound Monday night, a San Francisco police dispatcher said this
morning, just hours after Mayor Gavin Newsom's decree of progress
in San Francisco's gun control legislation.
An older man was shot in the 900 block of Filbert Street around
11 p.m., according to a dispatcher. The wounded individual was
the victim of an attempted robbery, and he was taken to San Francisco
General Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Two other shootings took place earlier in the day during which
one person was killed and two others suffered life-threatening
injuries, according to police.
The first shooting was reported at around 3:15 p.m. at the intersection
of Third Street and LaSalle Avenue in Bayview, San Francisco police
Sgt. Steve Mannina said.
Two victims were shot while inside a blue sedan. The driver of
the blue sedan, a 19-year old from San Francisco, was killed,
Mannina said. The second victim, a 15-year-old from Richmond,
was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life threatening
The shots apparently came from one or two men in a white sedan,
which sped away after multiple rounds were fired.
The victim's vehicle continued eastbound on LaSalle and collided
with another vehicle, whose driver was not involved in the shooting,
according to Mannina. The driver suffered injuries that were not
life threatening, he said.
A second shooting today was reported just before 6 p.m. at Thrift
Street and Plymouth Avenue.
A victim was chased down on foot and shot after a gunfight that
apparently began in a car, Mannina said. The victim was brought
to San Francisco General with life threatening injuries, he said.
No suspects have been arrested in either shooting, Mannina said.
The shootings occurred on the same day Newsom's proposed gun
control measures had passed
through the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' public safety
According to statistics provided by the mayor's office, the number
of patients admitted to San Francisco General Trauma Center for
gunshot injuries rose from 81 in 2001 to 228 in 2006.
Newsom's proposal would prohibit the possession and sale of firearms
on county property, require that handguns in homes are stored
in locked containers, and increase regulatory requirements on
gun dealers, the mayor's office said.
"It's all about keeping guns out of the wrong hands: away
from children, out of schools and parks, off the black market,
and out of the hands of criminals," Newsom said.
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