Muni Passenger Injured Aften Men Open Fire On 19 Polk

A man was injured when someone shot at a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood this afternoon, a police spokesman said.

The shooting occurred around 2:15 p.m. at 25th and Wisconsin streets.

A preliminary investigation indicated that three suspects got onto a 19-Polk bus, then got off a short time later and opened fire on the bus.

The victim, a bus passenger believed to be in his early 20s, was either grazed by a bullet or struck by shards of shattered glass, police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said. He suffered superficial wounds to his head.

Police had initially reported that the victim was a female but have since clarified that it was a man who was injured.
The Muni bus driver took the victim to San Francisco General Hospital, where he is being treated for injuries that are not considered life-threatening, Manfredi said.

The bus remained parked outside the hospital this afternoon with two bullet holes in a rear left window.

Police had placed evidence markers over two bullet casings in the roadway at 25th and Wisconsin streets.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials posted on Twitter that the 19-Polk line was rerouted around the area because of the police activity but that regular service has since resumed.

The Police Department’s gang task force is investigating the shooting but no other information was immediately available about the suspects.

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

Photo and report: Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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