A woman was shot while struggling with a purse-snatcher on San Francisco’s Geary Boulevard early Sunday morning, police said.
The shooting was reported at 2:57 a.m. near Scott Street.
The 49-year-old victim was walking west on Geary Boulevard when a man approached and tried to pull the purse from her shoulder, according to police.
As the victim was struggling with the suspect, he pulled out a gun and shot her. The bullet grazed her stomach then struck her arm, police said.
The suspect, a man in his 20s, fled with the purse and had not been found as of this morning.
A passerby stopped and called 911 for the victim, whose injuries are not considered life-threatening, according to police.
Anyone with information about the shooting 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