Battery victim taken off life support, marking SF’s 40th homicide

A 55-year-old woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury during an assault near Potrero Hill earlier this month was taken off life support last Friday, marking The City’s 40th homicide of 2015.

The woman was knocked unconscious Oct. 15 in the 300 block of Potrero Avenue at 16th Street, police said. Witnesses told police she was arguing with a man and woman on the bus before the attack.

The victim and two suspects got off the bus around 7:02 p.m., where the argument continued between them. Witnesses heard yelling and then saw the woman lying on the ground, unresponsive.

The two suspects fled on foot. Police said Monday that no arrests have been made in the case.

The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with serious injuries. She was on life support until just before midnight Friday, police said.

The woman’s identity has not been released.

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