Man Injured in Visitacion Valley Shooting

A 47-year-old man was injured in a shooting in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood on Sunday night, police said today.

The shooting was reported at 8:46 p.m. in the 200 block of Blythedale Avenue, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The victim was walking to meet his cousin when he heard gunshots and felt burning sensations in his forearm and hip, Esparza said.

He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds that were not considered life-threatening, Esparza said.

The victim did not see the shooter and no suspect information was immediately available today, according to Esparza.

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 with “SFPD” in the message.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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