Flurry of violent assaults reported in SF since Friday

Five violent assaults across The City since Friday are being investigated by San Francisco police, including what is believed to be an attack that caused a man to suffer a traumatic brain injury in the Bayview.

The latest assault happened around 12:22 a.m. Sunday when a 53-year-old man was crossing the street at Third Street and Quesada Avenue, police said. The man had just gone to the liquor store and suddenly “hit the ground.”

The victim doesn’t remember what happened to him, police said, and officers are looking for video of the suspected aggravated assault.

The wounded man is in life-threatening condition with a scraped head, bruised arm and bruised brain, police said.

On Saturday, a man in his late 20s broke an older man’s nose with a skateboard in the South of Market district, police said.

The skateboard-wielding man struck the 44-year-old man twice on the head with the board when an argument between the two got heated around 5:50 p.m., police said. The assailant fled in an unknown direction.

The injured man suffered head trauma and was knocked out. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

In the Outer Sunset late Friday, witnesses told police that a 44-year-old man was run over “on purpose” by a person the man called to pick him up.

The suspect, a 42-year-old man, was arrested by police after allegedly striking the man with his car at 41st Avenue and Lincoln Way about 10 minutes before midnight. His identity has yet to be released.

The man who was hit suffered abrasions to his face and head. He’s expected to live.

Earlier Friday, an unknown suspect broke a man’s nose and jaw during a fight over a lotto ticket inside a liquor store near Bernal Heights, police said.

The suspect punched the 42-year-man repeatedly and slammed his head against a shelf until the man lost consciousness around 3:50 p.m, police said.

The victim was taken from Mission and 29th streets to a hospital in life-threatening condition, having received a traumatic brain injury.

Earlier that evening, a 33-year-old man was punched several times in the head by a man who opened the door to his South Beach residence, police said.

The suspect, a 42-year-old man, was arrested around 3 p.m. on the 100 block of South Park Street. His identity has yet to be released.

The victim had back pain, a bruised eye and cut lip as a result of the assault.

No detailed descriptions of the outstanding suspects have been released by police.

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