Gunfire strikes one inside Mission gambling den

A man was shot inside an illegal gambling den in the Mission district early Saturday, amidst calls for a crackdown on the illegal businesses operating after hours in San Francisco.

The shooting injured a 25-year-old man who was inside the illegal gambling establishment around 6 a.m. on Mission Street at 25th Street, police said. The bullet went through the front door and struck him in the lower left leg.

The unknown suspect fired several shots before fleeing the scene, police said.

The wounded man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and is expected to survive.

At the Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee last week, Supervisor John Avalos, Ingleside Station Capt. Joseph McFadden and Assistant District Attorney Archie Wong honed in on tactics to kick out illegal gambling shacks in the Excelsior neighborhood.

The businesses are said to bring crime to the areas they operate.

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