Update: Two Injured in Morning Bayview District Shooting
Two people were shot in San Francisco's Bayview District this morning, a police spokesman said.
The shooting was reported at 9:30 a.m. at Third Street and Gilman Avenue, police Officer Gordon Shyy said. Both victims were hit in the upper body and were taken to a hospital to be treated for their injuries, which were not considered life-threatening, Shyy said.
Shyy said it appears someone shot at a group of people, and police initially thought there were three shooting victims. No arrests have been made in the case, he said.
A woman answering the phone at the Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church at that intersection said it appears the shooting occurred on Gilman Avenue between Third and Jennings streets. She said that block of Gilman is shut down. Jaired Chin, manager at B&J 1/4 Pound Burgers at Third and Gilman, said he didn't see anything but heard the shots fired.
"I thought it was fireworks because people have been lighting illegal fireworks lately," he said. Chin said today's shooting happened just days after an armed young man stole an iPad from a customer at the burger restaurant.
The thief "snatched it off the table," ran and jumped into a truck driven by a second person, Chin said. The suspect got away, but dropped his gun, which police later confiscated, he said. He said crime happens in the neighborhood but that things had seemed calm recently. "It was a little too quiet for a while," he said.
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