Wednesday News Roundup
FIREFIGHTERS DISCOVER CAR DOWN STEEP EMBANKMENT AT LAKE MERCED
An unoccupied car was found this morning down a steep embankment at San Francisco’s Lake Merced, police and fire officials said.
The first call to the San Francisco Fire Department came in at 5:30 a.m. at Clearfield Drive and Lake Merced Boulevard, on the north side of the lake.
A person who called the Fire Department said some people walked up an embankment and talked for a few minutes before leaving in two separate white sedans at 2 a.m., according to fire officials.
The person reported seeing the car rolled over and saw a reflection of the car’s lights.
Firefighters got to the embankment at 5:40 a.m. and after deploying a rescue K-9 named Inges, they found no one was in the car, which did not go into the water, fire department spokesman Jonathan Baxter said.
A rescue team confirmed the dog’s finding after making their way down the embankment.
Police have not determined whether the car was stolen.
MAN INJURED IN POTRERO TERRACE SHOOTING
A man was shot and injured while walking in a Potrero Hill housing project Tuesday night, police said.
The 38-year-old victim was walking east on Connecticut Street toward his unit in the Potrero Terrace complex around 10 p.m. when a suspect fired about 10 rounds at him from behind a building, police said.
The man suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and hip and was taken to a hospital, but is expected to survive his injuries.
The shooter fled in an unknown direction and police did not have a description available as of this morning.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Today will be sunny with highs in the upper 60s to the lower 70s. North winds could reach 5 mph.
Tonight will be clear with lows around 50 degrees. West winds could reach 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday will be sunny with highs in the mid-60s to the lower 70s. Northwest winds could reach 10 to 15 mph.