Two men have been arrested in connection with a Sunday morning shootout near Fisherman’s Wharf that wounded a 26-year-old woman and left one of the suspects suffering life-threatening injuries.
Jorge Islas-Garcia, 21, and Shane O’Roark, 20, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder and multiple counts of robbery.
The exchange of gunfire unfolded on Bay Street between Mason and Taylor streets at around 2:06 a.m.
Police said Islas-Garcia and O’Roark robbed three men at gunpoint before attempting to rob a second group of individuals in the area.
Islas-Garcia allegedly opened fire when the initial victims decided to intervene in the second robbery and warn the victims.
A 26-year-old woman was shot in the leg.
But police said one of three men “had access” to a gun and returned fire, striking Islas-Garcia, who suffered injuries considered life-threatening.
Both the woman and Islas-Garcia were taken to the hospital.
Hours after the shooting, the initial victims entered Southern Police Station at around 6:30 a.m. and told police they were involved in the shootout.
Investigators determined Islas-Garcia and O’Roark were the suspects.
Islas-Garcia, of Oakley, and O’Roark, of San Francisco, were booked on suspicion of various charges including assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a concealed firearm and negligent discharge of a firearm.
A spokesperson for the Public Defender’s Office said Islas-Garcia was still too injured to appear in court, and as a result he and his co-defendant O’Roark have yet to enter a plea in the case.
Both suspects are being held without bail at County Jail.
The District Attorney’s Office could not immediately confirm the formal charges in the case.
This shooting was part of a streak of violence in San Francisco. Hours earlier a shootout killed one man at the Fillmore Heritage Center. Earlier in the week a homeless man was stabbed to death in a mid-day attack at Fisherman’s Wharf.