A man was shot during a carjacking in San Francisco’s Ingleside neighborhood on Monday afternoon, a police spokeswoman said today.
The 52-year-old victim and his friend had been driving in a red Ford and had stopped at a store in the 100 block of Holloway Avenue at about 2:25 p.m., police spokeswoman Sgt. Danielle Newman said.
While inside the store, they heard the car’s engine start and went outside to find a stranger behind the wheel, Newman said.
When the victim went over to the vehicle, the suspect pointed a gun out the window and shot him, according to Newman.
The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening, Newman said.
The suspect drove off in the car, which was found abandoned a short time later nearby in the 100 block of Majestic Avenue. The suspect had apparently let the car roll down a hill and it struck other vehicles on the street, Newman said.
The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, had not been found as of this morning, she said.
Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News