Two gun-toting teens ambush victim in Bayview 

Two teens hopped off a Muni bus with guns blazing in the Bayview district Thursday morning, injuring an 18-year-old man, police said.

The shooting occurred at Newhall Street and Palou Avenue just after 8 a.m. The teens, who were between 13 and 16 years old, hopped off a 44 O'Shaughnessy bus and began shooting, witnesses told police.

Click the picture to see one more shot of the crime scene.

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, police Officer Albie Esparza said. 

Emergency crews were treating him six minutes after the brazen attack. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. He was undergoing surgery and was expected to survive.

The shooting happened near Our Lady of Lourdes Church, where 8 a.m. mass had just begun. An church employee said no one inside the church knew what had happened until mass let out.

As of 10:30 a.m.,  no suspects were in custody, Esparza said.

The teens were last seen running toward Third Avenue, he said.

The transit blog Muni Diaries was able to secure pictures of the crime scene from a passenger on another bus, which had to turn around due to the police activity.

Numerous people called 911 following the attack.  It was not known how many people were on the bus at the time of the shooting. The bus driver stopped after the attack. He and other witnesses were being interviewed by police. Cops hoped video surveillance cameras on the bus could help identify the suspects, Esparza said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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