Tuesday Morning News Roundup
Man Shot in Leg in San Francisco Bayview Neighborhood
A man was shot in the leg after shopping and leaving a store in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood Monday night, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
The shooting took place at about 11:30 p.m. near Jennings Street and Fitzgerald Avenue, police said.
The injured man was taken to a hospital.
Man Armed with Kitchen Knive Robs Mission Terrace Bank
A man armed with a kitchen knife robbed a bank in San Francisco’s Mission Terrace neighborhood on Monday afternoon, police said.
The suspect, described as a man around 35 to 40 years old, entered a bank in the 4600 block of Mission Street near Ocean Avenue at about 3 p.m. Monday, according to police.
Police said the man approached a bank teller and pointed a knife at her while demanding money.
The bank teller complied and the suspect then approached a second bank teller. He pointed the knife at the second teller and demanded that she also hand over money, police said.
The second bank teller complied and the suspect then fled the bank with the cash, police said.
Police said the suspect was last seen heading north on Mission Street but had not been arrested as of this morning.
Police Car Reported in SOMA Collision
Firefighters are responding to reports that a driver ran a red light and hit a police car in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
The fire department received reports that a police car had been struck by another vehicle near the corner of Eighth and Harrison streets at 11:41 a.m., fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
An ambulance and rescue captain responded, but Talmadge did not know if anyone was seriously injured.
Former Supe President Peskin Announces Run for District 3 Supe Seat
Former San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin announced today that he is running for his former seat in District 3 in the November election.
Peskin, 50, who served on the board from 2001 to 2009 before being termed out of office, served as the president of the Board of Supervisors from 2005 to 2009.
He represented District 3, which includes the Chinatown, North Beach, Financial District, Fisherman’s Wharf, Nob Hill, Polk Gulch, Russian Hill and Union Square neighborhoods.
The district is currently represented by Julie Christensen, a small business owner and political activist, who was appointed to the seat in January by Mayor Ed Lee after former supervisor David Chiu was sworn in to the state Assembly.
Peskin made his announcement this morning in front of a building where housing rights advocates fought to prevent the eviction of the Lee family, an elderly Chinese couple and their adult disabled daughter.
“After 34 years calling this building home, the Lees didn’t expect to be evicted. And I didn’t expect to be running for supervisor. But the unexpected is happening every day in San Francisco, and we need to take action,” Peskin said in a statement.