A shooting Monday morning in San Francisco’s Mission District appears to have been gang-related, police said Tuesday.
The victim was on his way to work at about 7:30 a.m. when two suspects drove up to him near the corner of 17th and Mission streets and began “throwing gang signs,” police said.
The victim, who is not believed to be a gang member, was shot in the back by one of the suspects before the vehicle took off, according to police. The man was taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries not believed to be life threatening.
David Salgado and Giovanni Sandoval, both 19-year-old San Mateo County residents, were arrested after the shooting, police said.
Officers used a description of the assailants to find and arrest the two men, according to police. A gun was allegedly recovered from their vehicle.
The pair was charged with attempted homicide, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a loaded weapon, and participation in a criminal street gang.
They remained in custody Tuesday night.
Janna Brancolini, Bay City News