Woman shot in back in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood 

A woman who was shot in the back in North Beach on Monday night became the latest innocent bystander to be wounded by gunfire on San Francisco’s streets this year.

The woman, described only as in her 40s, was walking home when she heard “rapid gunshots” on Francisco Street between Taylor and Mason streets, police said.

Police responded around 9:40 p.m. The woman was transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The bullet went through her body, police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.  No arrests were reported as of Tuesday.

There are no descriptions of suspects, Dangerfield said. There were reports of an SUV speeding away from the scene, but it wasn't clear if that was the suspect's vehicle, he said.

The North Beach shooting became the latest in a terrifying rash of incidents in which bystanders have been injured in shootings in The City.

On Friday, an 11-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet that shot through a bedroom window in the Western Addition. In the Tenderloin earlier this month, an innocent bystander was also wounded by flying bullets that critically injured another man.

Last month, a total of five people were hit by gunfire in a 6:15 p.m. shooting near Market and Seventh streets. Four were unintended targets.

Also last month, a bystander was struck in the ear by gang members targeting rivals at Sixth and Minna streets.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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