A teenage girl and a woman were recovering at a hospital but still in serious condition Monday after being shot Saturday morning at a South of Market intersection that’s been plagued by violence.
A 15-year-old girl and 43-year-old woman were standing at Sixth and Minna streets about 2:15 a.m. when the gunfire began, said police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi.
The girl was struck in both legs, and the woman in the torso and leg, according to police. Both were taken to San Francisco General Hospital. Police said Monday they were expected to survive.
It’s still uncertain what prompted the shooting. Police said a male suspect may have fled in a silver sedan, but no arrests have yet been made.
The intersection of Sixth and Minna streets has been the scene of other violence in recent months.
On Aug. 28, a 42-year-old man was shot five times at about 2 a.m. there, and a 25-year-old man nearby was hit by a ricocheting bullet. A 23-year-old San Francisco parolee who fled the scene in a limo with nine other people was later arrested.
On June 16, a 43-year-old man standing at the same corner at about 7:30 a.m. was caught in the crossfire of an apparent gang battle and was critically injured by a bullet.