San Francico gun violence out of control
Three separate shootings leaves one dead, eight
By Laura Dudnick
November 18, 2007
Police are searching for suspects in three separate shootings
in San Francisco this morning that left one person dead and eight
more injured, according to officials.
At approximately 3:20 a.m., officers responded to the area of
Treat Avenue and 23rd Street in the city's Mission District and
found three victims suffering gunshot wounds, police said.
One person died and two were transported to San Francisco General
Hospital, according to police.
About an hour earlier, at 2:10 a.m., officers responded to the
500 block of Florida Street, also located in the Mission District,
where a dance club had apparently just closed, police said.
A fight that allegedly broke out in the club earlier may have
prompted an unknown suspect to then shoot two people in their
legs, according to police.
Both victims were in stable condition and transported to a local
hospital for treatment to their wounds, police said.
Just 20 minutes earlier, a drive-by shooting in the city's South
of Market neighborhood left four victims injured, according to
An unidentified vehicle was driving at Mission and 11th streets
at about 1:50 a.m. when at least one suspect inside the car began
firing shots at a group of people, police said.
Four victims were struck with bullets before the vehicle sped
off, police said.
The victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital
where they are reportedly in stable condition.
Suspects remain at large for all three incidents, police added.
Update, 11:47 a.m: A man who was fatally shot early Saturday
in San Francisco has
been identified as 20-year-old Allen Bow, a San Francisco medical
examiner said today.
Bow's city of residence was not immediately known.
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