Victims in separate Visitacion Valley shootings on Saturday were teenagers

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.

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