San Francisco gun violence continues unabated
One shot to death, two injured
Bay City News
July 10, 2007
Amid Mayor Gavin Newsom's decree of 'progress' in gun control
legislation proposed for San Francisco, one person was killed
and two others suffered life threatening injures in two separate
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 was reported just before 6 p.m. at Thrift Street
and Plymouth Avenue.
A victim was chased down on foot and shot after a gun fight 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 committee.
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.
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