Boy arrested for gunplay in dispute over woman

A 16-year-old boy stormed out of his San Francisco home with a shotgun Saturday amid a dispute over a woman, police said.

The young gun shot off a round in a residential area in the 900 block of Visitacion Avenue around 6:30 a.m., police said. His target was another young person who had knocked on his door to “settle a score” in a spat over a woman, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

The bullet missed and struck a car, Esparza said.

After the shooting, the boy stashed the shotgun at the side of his house and called cops. He acted like he was the victim, police said. Officers didn’t buy the story after interviewing people involved. They booked the boy and found the shotgun, police said.

Another resident of the home, a 19-year-old woman, was also cited for brandishing a gun, Esparza said.

A 19-year-old man who had the beef with the shotgun-toting boy was booked for stalking and possession of marijuana, police said. Two more people were detained and a third cited for an opened alcohol container and other charges in connection with the shooting.

Cops could not provide more details about the squabble, citing an ongoing investigation. All they would say is that the dispute over the woman has been an “ongoing problem.”

SFPD’s gang task force is handling the investigation, Esparza said.

It did not appear that many, if any, neighbors had witnessed the shooting, police said.

“Thankfully no one got hit,” Esparza said.

The incident was the first of three shootings over the weekend. A man in his early 20s survived multiple bullet wounds outside a taqueria in the Mission district early Sunday.

Also Sunday, a 27-year-old woman survived three gunshot wounds to her back in the Bayview district, police said.

No arrests were made in those cases.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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