Gunman pulls handgun from backpack, shoots teen near Union Square

A 19-year-old man was shot in the hip on Powell Street Friday evening, several blocks in between a busy Market Street and tourist-filled Union Square.

The teenaged victim was with a friend around 6:14 p.m. when they were confronted by a group of five men on Powell Street at O’Farrell Street, police said. One suspect reached into his backpack and pulled out a pistol, shooting the victim.

The suspects then fled the scene while the victim “made his way” to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and then San Francisco General Hospital, police said. He’s expected to survive.

Untitled-1

Read more criminal justice news on the Crime Ink page in print. Follow us on Twitter: @sfcrimeink

Just Posted

Fire department drill finds traffic around Chase Arena could slow response time

For years, some have feared the future home of the Golden State… Continue reading

Did Scoot ‘redline’ SF neighborhoods? Chinatown group says ‘we asked for it’

The talk of the transportation world is a Los Angeles Times story… Continue reading

New hires solve SF school crossing guard shortage — for now

San Francisco has gone on a school crossing guard-hiring binge, hoping to… Continue reading

SF sets a high bar for Lyft on electric bike rentals

Newly spelled out city requirements could open the door for other e-bike providers

Supervisor floats 2020 ballot measure to boost sheriff oversight

Walton calls Hennessy plan for independent investigations a ‘good start’ but wants more

Most Read