sfpd_squad.jpg11/1 7:13 AM: Police investigating a Sunday night shooting in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood have declared the crime – which wounded three victims, including a 3-year-old girl – as gang-related, a San Francisco police spokesman said.

Two men and the young child were shot near the intersection of 25th and Connecticut streets at about 10 p.m. Sunday, San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

The 3-year-old was struck by bullets multiple times, despite the efforts of her 54-year-old grandfather, who was struck by one bullet trying to shield his granddaughter with his body, Andraychak said.

San Francisco police believe the man and his toddler granddaughter were unintended victims of the gunfire, Andraychak said. The child’s mother drove them both to a local hospital, he said.

A third victim, a 20-year-old man, was also hit multiple times in the shooting, Andraychak said. His wounds were determined to be life threatening, Andraychak said, and the man was also transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The grandfather’s single gunshot wound was determined not to be life threatening, but his granddaughter’s multiple wounds were deemed life threatening because of her young age, Andraychak said.

“For a small child like that, any injury could be serious,” he said.

Police do not have any information on possible suspects in the shooting, and it is not known if they were using a vehicle, Andraychak said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call the San Francisco Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

Information can also be texted in using Text-A-Tip by sending tips to TEXT411 with “SFPD” in the message.

10/31 11:21 PM: Three people, including a small child, sustained gunshot wounds in a Potrero Hill shooting in San Francisco on Sunday night, a San Francisco police spokesman reported.

Around 10 p.m. Sunday, three people were shot near the intersection of 25th Street and Connecticut Street in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

The first victim, a 20-year-old man, received multiple gunshot wounds that were said to be life threatening, Andraychak said.

Another man who was 54 years old suffered one gunshot wound, but his injuries were said to not be life threatening, he said.

The final victim was a 3-year-old girl who was wounded multiple times by gunshots, Andraychak said. Though the child’s wounds may not have been in fatal locations on her body, Andraychak stated that her wounds are life threatening due to her age.

“For a small child like that, any injury could be serious,” he said.

The victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment, though it was unclear whether the victims were transported by ambulance or in personal vehicles, Andraychak said.

Police do not currently have any information on the suspects or any potential suspect vehicles, he said. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call the San Francisco Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

People with information can also use Text-A-Tip to text their knowledge to TEXT411 and include “SFPD” in the message.

Kyveli Diener, Bay City News

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  • rhi0702

    i love how police lable everything as gang related especially when the neighborhood population consists of mainly black and latino…..from this article there is no indication of this tragic incident even being remotely related to gangs. This is a prime example of stupidity……no one in there right mind would open fire near a little kid if there head was on right. Worry about taking care of weapon control on the streets Mr Police Officers instead of automatically accusing every crime of being gang related. Perhaps the guilty party was/is involved in a gang it doesnt mean the victims were so by labling this as Gang Related your labling the victims as well. Get your shit straight. My heart goes out to the family and im sorry you are all being referred to in such a demeaning manner.

  • rhi0702

    i love how police lable everything as gang related especially when the neighborhood population consists of mainly black and latino…..from this article there is no indication of this tragic incident even being remotely related to gangs. This is a prime example of stupidity……no one in there right mind would open fire near a little kid if there head was on right. Worry about taking care of weapon control on the streets Mr Police Officers instead of automatically accusing every crime of being gang related. Perhaps the guilty party was/is involved in a gang it doesnt mean the victims were so by labling this as Gang Related your labling the victims as well. Get your shit straight. My heart goes out to the family and im sorry you are all being referred to in such a demeaning manner.

  • tunafish

    When are they going to tear those GD projects down? We know that putting poor folks together does not work!!!!! This is just insanity!

  • tunafish

    When are they going to tear those GD projects down? We know that putting poor folks together does not work!!!!! This is just insanity!