Two teenage boys were injured in separate shootings in San Francisco over the weekend.Both incidents happened in Visitacion Valley. One of the victims was a 14-year-old boy who was playing outside at the time of the incident Saturday, police said Monday. The other victim was a 17-year-old boy.
About 6:22 p.m., the 14-year-old was playing outside in the area of Heritage and Rey streets when shots were fired from a vehicle passing by, police said. The boy was struck in the arm. He was hospitalized, but his injuries were not life-threatening.
Police said the vehicle in the drive-by was a truck.
About an hour later, at 7:26 p.m., a 17-year-old man was shot near a recreation center near Sunnydale Avenue and Sawyer Street.
The victim was found by police near the basketball court. He sustained life-threatening gunshot wounds to his back.
The circumstances around that shooting are unknown and there is no known suspect.
The area where the two teenagers were shot has seen a lot of gun violence lately, including a homicide.
Early last week, a 33-year-old man was shot to death at the same intersection where the 17-year-old victim was shot.
On Thursday, a 26-year-old man was also wounded in the neighborhood, but his injuries were not life-threatening.