sfpd_gunpoint.jpgA woman was stabbed and a man was shot in separate incidents that occurred within an hour and a block of each other in San Francisco’s Mission District early this morning, police said.

The stabbing was reported shortly after 1:05 a.m. near Mission and 16th streets, according to police.

The victim, a 27-year-old woman, got into a fight with a man who cut her on the leg with a machete and then fled, police said.

The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for her wound, which is not considered life-threatening.

The suspect, described only as a Hispanic man between 35 and 40 years old, is still at large, police said.

Less than an hour later, at 2:02 a.m., police responded to a report of a shooting at 17th and Mission streets.

The shooting victim, a 29-year-old man, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital. His injuries are also not considered life-threatening, police said.

The shooter has not been located.

Anyone with information about either case is encouraged to call
the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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