Friday Morning News Roundup
One Person Injured in Western Addition Shooting
One person was shot and injured in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood Thursday evening, according to police.
Several shots were reported in the area of Golden Gate Avenue and Webster Street at 6:43 p.m.
Responding officers found one male victim who was shot in the thigh.
The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were not expected to be life threatening, police said.
No arrests have been made.
SF Police to Start Pilot Program Aimed at Reducing Drug Overdose Deaths
San Francisco police this week will begin a pilot program to distribute naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of opioid drugs.
The program will help officers save lives in overdose cases, which are the most common accidental deaths in the nation, police said.
Opioid drugs include heroin and prescription painkillers. Opioid prescription painkiller deaths have outpaced heroin-related deaths in San Francisco and are a threat to public health, police said.
The pilot program will begin with Metro Division officers who work in the northeastern and downtown areas of San Francisco, including the Central, Southern, Mission, Northern and Tenderloin police stations.
In the past few months, police officers have been learning to identify opioid overdoses and administer naloxone as an antidote to save lives. Naloxone goes by the trade name Narcan.
Sunset District Crash Between Motorcycle and Vehicle Reported as Fatal
A death has been reported in a collision between a motorcyclist and vehicle just south of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco Thursday morning, police and fire officials said.
The collision was reported at 9:39 a.m. and occurred in the area of 15th Avenue and Lincoln Way in the city’s Sunset District, police said.
First responders performed CPR on the male victim but he was pronounced dead at the scene, fire spokeswoman Jen Balestrieri said.
7 Suspects Drag Man off Muni Bus, Rob Him at Gunpoint
A group of seven male suspects dragged a 24-year-old man off of a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus early Thursday morning in the city’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood before pointing a gun and a knife at him and robbing him of his belongings, a police spokesman said.
San Francisco police received a report that the suspects had dragged the victim off the bus near the intersection of Santos Street and Velasco Avenue, near the Sunnydale public housing complex at about 3:30 a.m.
The seven suspects were all described as black males between 17 and 20 years old and dressed in dark clothing, according to San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza.
After dragging the victim off the bus, one of the suspects brandished a handgun while another suspect brandished a knife, Esparza said.
The suspects demanded the victim’s property and made off with his cellphone, backpack and wallet containing cash, according to police.
The suspects fled on foot prior to the arrival of police and have not been arrested, Esparza said.