San Francisco violence erupts in four neighborhoods
Three victims fighting for their lives
By Tamara Barak
June 26, 2007
Violence erupted in four San Francisco neighborhoods Monday,
leaving three people fighting for their lives and police searching
At 2 a.m. Monday, police say a man standing at the busy corner
of 18th and Castro streets hailed what he thought was a cab. While
one man drove, a second man sat in the back seat with the victim.
Police said the second suspect suddenly punched the victim and
robbed him of his property.
The man was then let out of the car, and the alleged robbers
drove off. The victim was not seriously injured.
At 4:15 p.m., police again responded to a violent robbery - this
time in lower Nob Hill. Authorities reported that the male victim
was approached by a pair of men, who began arguing with him. One
of the suspects then struck the victim in the head with a 2-foot-by-4
foot wooden beam, knocking him unconscious. As the victim was
lying on the sidewalk, the pair stole him property, police said.
Officers responded and arrested one of the suspects for robbery
and assault with a deadly weapon. The victim was taken to San
Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
At 8:35 p.m., a passerby walking in Sigmund Stern Grove in the
Sunset District found an unconscious man on the ground. The man
had no identification and was suffering from head trauma, according
to police. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital
with life-threatening injuries.
An hour later, police responded to a drive-by shooting in front
of a market in the Bayview District. Witnesses told police that
a vehicle drove past Third and Kirkwood streets and shot the male
victim, who was standing on the corner. The victim, who was shot
several times, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with
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