One man who was being robbed near San Francisco’s Dolores Park was shot as he struggled with a suspect over a handgun, and another man in the park was hit on the head with a bottle in separate incidents Thursday night, January 5.
The shooting occurred at 9 p.m. at 18th and Dolores streets when two men who appeared to be 25 approached the victim, who’s 29, and asked him for a cigarette. He told one of the men “he doesn’t smoke,” police said.
Then, after the suspect asked for a lighter and the victim pulled one out, the suspect “pulled out a handgun.”
The victim grabbed onto the gun, and “a struggle ensued,” police said.
While a second suspect took the victim’s wallet from the pocket of his pants, the gun discharged. The victim was hit. Police said he was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspects, who stole the victim’s wallet, cash, a debit card, and cellphone, fled on foot toward Diamond Heights Boulevard.
Police said one of the suspects is Hispanic and the other is black, but no other descriptive details were released.
Earlier Thursday, at 4:30 p.m., someone told the 22-year-old victim that a man had robbed them. When the victim approached the suspect to confront him, the suspect hit the victim “on the head with a bottle,” police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No arrests have been made in either case.