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Women escape back-to-back kidnappings in the Mission early Sunday

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Two separate kidnappings involving a teenage girl and a young woman occurred within two hours of each other early Sunday morning just blocks apart in the Mission District, police said.

The first victim, a 19-year-old woman, was dragged into a car that had been following her while she was walking on 20th Street near Shotwell Street around 1 a.m. on Sunday. The woman was able to escape from the car, according to police.

Four suspect, two men and two women, all between 19 and 25 years old, were inside the car. No arrests were made in this incident.

Two hours later, a 17-year-old girl was kidnapped just two blocks west of where the first kidnapping occurred, this time by two men and one woman in a car.

The victim in that incident was standing at the corner of Capp and 19th streets when a car quietly approached her.

Two men jumped out of the car and ordered her to get in. She complied when she saw that one of the men had a gun, police said.

The girl was also able to escape from the car and one of the men involved and the female suspect behind the wheel were arrested, according to police.

The two kidnappings were not related to each other, according to Officer Giselle Linnane.

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