How did a Portola-area stabbing get conflated into a report of a shooting on Interstate 280? Great question! But that’s apparently what happened Sunday morning in San Francisco.
According to the rundown of crimes of note sent by SFPD to the media, at 5:43 AM a 31-year-old man driving “N/B 280 @ 6th St” suffered a “gunshot to torso.”
According to the SFPD report, the victim “drives himself to local hospital and tells the police that he was shot on N/B 280 near the 6th St exit. No suspect description and no crime scene at this time.”
But SFPD’s report was wrong, the Examiner points out.
Instead, they report, a someone passing the intersection of San Bruno and Paul saw the victim “slumped over the steering wheel of his car” and drove the injured man to the hospital.
“Police are still unsure as to why medical staff would report that a stabbing victim had been shot and how the story originated,” reports the Ex.