Police end hunt for trigger-happy hoodlum

A man evaded cops after firing a gun in plain sight of patrolling officers Thursday morning in the Sunnydale public housing projects, police said.

The gunman was not aiming at cops and no one was injured, police said.

The officers witnessed the gunplay around 8:10 p.m. while on routine patrol, police Sgt. Troy Dangerfield said. They chased after the suspect, who fled on foot, Dangerfield said.

They searched for a victim, but no one was found. A two-hour search for the suspect also proved fruitless. Cops combed an area between Blythdale Avenue, Brookdale Avenue and Sanchez Street, police said.

The search was called off around 10 a.m., Dangerfield said.

Cops said they found a gun and drugs in the area, but it was not immediately known if they were related to the shooting.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

Can’t get enough crime stories? Check out The Examiner’s Law & Disorder Crime Blog.

Just Posted

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

Police ask public for help in solving fatal Bayview hit-and-run

The collision claimed the life of 59-year-old Bruce Romans.

Most Read