UPDATE 4 p.m.: Detained teenager suspected in the shooting has been released from custody pending further investigation. Victim appears to be unintended target of shooting.
The 41-year-old man who was shot while in a bus shelter at bustling Mission and 16th streets Monday night was an unintended target, and the teenager initially detained in the attack has been released from custody, San Francisco police said Tuesday.
The victim was shot in the foot just after 7 p.m. and flagged down a police car at 17th and Mission streets. His injuries was not life-threatening, police said.
Cops who were in the area at the time of the shooting swiftly apprehended an 18-year-old man seen running from the crime scene. But he was later released pending further investigation, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
Police searched the route traveled by the suspect and found a handgun under a parked car. Investigators planned to conducts tests on the firearm to see if it was used in the shooting, Andraychak said.
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