San Francisco Police are investigating possible connections between two shootings in the area of Bayview-Hunters Point that took place within the span of 12 hours.
Police have not been able to confirm whether the two shootings are related, although they occurred only a couple blocks away.
At about 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the unit block of Harbor Road, near Ingalls Street, on a report of a shooting.
According to police, the victim, a man in his 20s, was located with gunshot wounds to his torso and transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police said they are looking for two suspects, both described as black male adults wearing all dark clothing.
In an earlier shooting on Saturday afternoon, a suspect was seen fleeing from the scene after three people were injured in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, police said.
Two women and a man sustained gunshot wounds in the 1100 block of Palou Avenue at about 1:30 p.m., according to SFPD spokesperson Officer Gordon Shyy.
The two crime scenes are about five blocks away, police said.
Witnesses reported seeing the victims drive themselves to the hospital, and a short time later they arrived at San Francisco General Hospital, Shyy said.
Shyy said he did not know the extent of their injuries or the victims’ ages.
While early reports suggested as many as three male suspects were seen fleeing the area, Shyy said the investigation indicates that only one male was seen running on foot down Harbor Road. The suspect then got into a white vehicle and drove away.
The suspect was described as a black male wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans. Police said the driver of the suspect vehicle was described as a black male wearing a white undershirt.
Both suspects and the vehicle remain at large, police said.
Anyone with information regarding either shooting is urged to contact SFPD at (415) 575-4444.
Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News