Two Teens Injured in Potrero Terrace Public Housing Complex Shooting

Two teenagers injured in a shooting at San Francisco’s Potrero Terrace public housing complex on Saturday evening are refusing to cooperate with the Police Department’s investigation into who shot them, police said.

The shooting was reported at about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday in the 1800 block of 25th Street near Connecticut Street in the Potrero Hill neighborhood.

Police said a suspect with a handgun shot two males, identified as an 18-year-old and a 16-year-old.

The two victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening, according to police.

No suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting and police said the victims are not cooperating with the investigation.

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation, police said.

Saturday’s shooting comes about a month after an officer-involved shooting that injured an armed man in the housing project complex.

That shooting occurred in the 900 block of Connecticut Street on the evening of Nov. 6, police said.

Following the November shooting, San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr held a community meeting to discuss the details.

He said plainclothes officers were on violence suppression detail at the housing projects when they saw a group of males acting suspiciously.

Police approached the group and two of the men fled on foot. The third man, identified as 30-year-old Jason Seymour, stayed at the scene.

According to Suhr, Seymour turned on the officer approaching him and produced a handgun, causing the officer to draw his firearm. The officer ordered the suspect to drop his weapon, but the suspect did not comply and proceeded to advance on the officer.

The officer shot four rounds, striking Seymour once in his waist area. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, Suhr said.

Seymour had suspected narcotics in his possession, and his firearm has been identified as a .38-caliber Arminius HW 38 revolver that was loaded with six rounds, Suhr said.

Following the officer-involved shooting in November, Suhr said that the surveillance video corroborated both witness and officer statements, but members of the community expressed their skepticism and suggested that police were trigger-happy.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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