Men Arrested With Guns, Suspected Narcotics Following Shooting, Collision

Two men allegedly involved in a shooting and a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco’s Mission District on Wednesday evening were arrested while in possession of guns and narcotics, a police spokesman said today.

Shortly after 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, San Francisco police officers responded to reports of shots fired near the intersection of 23rd and Hampshire streets, according to San Francisco police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi.

Police spotted a white Dodge Charger speeding away from the area, ignoring stop signs and other posted traffic signs, Manfredi said.

The car then slammed into another vehicle and came to a stop. The driver and passenger got out of the car and attempted to run away from the scene of the collision, according to Manfredi.

The occupant of the struck vehicle suffered from neck pain and was treated for injuries not considered life threatening, police said.

Officers detained the two men, ages 24 and 18, and seized multiple handguns and possible narcotics, Manfredi said.

Both men are San Francisco residents but their identities have not been released yet so as not to interfere with the investigation, Manfredi said.

Police arrested the two men on suspicion of numerous violations including possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance, possession and discharging of a loaded firearm, possession of narcotics, participation in gang-related activities and resisting or delaying a peace officer, Manfredi said.

Manfredi said the images of at least three other suspects who fled the area following the shooting were captured on video surveillance footage running north on Hampshire Street.

Investigators are working to identify the additional suspects as well as determine a motive for the shooting, according to Manfredi.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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