Shooting victims turned away

Two men wandered into the wrong hospital early Sunday morning after being shot and had to be driven to another hospital, police said.

The men were shot on the 100 block of Turk Street around 4:50 a.m. and then walked into Kaiser Permanente’s San Francisco Medical Center around 5:30 a.m., San Francisco police Sgt. Mike Evanson said.

Kaiser representatives then told the men they would not be able to help them with that type of injury, so they called an ambulance forthe victims, who were taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

The victims, described only as young adults, were in stable condition Sunday.

“The victims heard gunshots and I guess they got shot, that’s all we really have right now,” Evanson said.

The victims must have traveled about two miles to get to Kaiser on Geary Boulevard from where they were shot. It was unknown how they got to the hospital, but they arrived about 40 minutes after the gunshots were reported to police.

No arrests were made and there is no suspect information.

Kaiser did not have any comment for this story.

The shooting was the first reported in The City since Wednesday, when a 42-year-old man survived a bullet wound to his chest on the 2600 block of 46th Avenue. Police arrested Rodney Sassenberg, 40, of Daly City, in that shooting the next day.

The year’s homicide total remains at 88, which is already more than last year and equals the murder count from all of 2004. The total is the highest since 2005, when 96 people were slain, which was the most homicides since the body count reached 104 in 1995.

Since three people were killed on Oct. 3, only two have been slain in The City. Brian Austin, 25, was stabbed to death and found in the Richmond district next to Golden Gate Park on Tuesday. Pepefou Faalogoifo, 38, was shot and killed at 25th and Folsom streets on Oct. 10.

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