Man shot during attempted robbery

A 70-year-old Daly City resident was shot in an attempted homicide early Sunday morning near a central city intersection, according to police.

At 12:02 a.m., the victim, returning home with his wife, was confronted near an apartment building on Chelsea Court, a block from the intersection of John Daly Boulevard, Mission Street and Hillside Boulevard. In what police said was an attempted robbery, the suspect shot him in the stomach. The victim was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital and was undergoing operations Monday afternoon.

Capt. Mike Edwards said Daly City police officers tried to find the suspect, who escaped from the scene on foot. But even with the help of police dogs, a California Highway Patrol helicopter and police officers from neighboring cities, the search was unsuccessful, he said.

With a significant decrease in violent crime in 2007, a shooting is a rare occasion in Daly City, police said. “It’s an unusual occurrence — we don’t normally have this type of activity in this area,” Edwards said.

The police are still looking for the suspect, described as a slim black man in his mid-20s between 5 feet 5 inches, and 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was last seen wearing white gloves, a black vest and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Daly City Police Department at (650) 991-8174.

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