Stabbing Outside Noble: Wave Of Nightclub Violence Continues

Three days — nearly to the moment — after a triple shooting closed a popular SOMA nightclub, yet another club patron has been injured in an altercation.

According to the Ex at around 1:30 AM on Tuesday, a 22-year-old man was just outside Noble, a self-described “dynamic boutique lounge and night club” located between Turk and Eddy streets when he got into an argument with four other men.

Somehow, the dispute became physical, and the man was stabbed. According to the Ex, “the victim could not describe the suspects or the vehicle they fled in.”

On Saturday at around 1:30 AM (again!) three men were shot inside 330 Ritch, a club on Ritch Street, a small alleyway off of Brannan Street, police said.

Police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said the initial shooting occurred inside the club after an argument and that more shots were fired just outside the club and in a nearby parking lot.

After the incident, the owners of the club have decided that they will no longer seek to run a business there, and surrendered their entertainment permit to the city on Monday, Entertainment Commission executive director Jocelyn Kane said Tuesday.

The shooting victims, a man in his 30s and two men in their 20s, were taken to the hospital. All three are expected to survice.

Tuesday’s stabbing victim was reportedly driven by a friend to the hospital and is also expected to survive.

In both cases, no arrests have been made and no suspect information is currently available.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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