A man suffered life-threatening injuries tonight after being shot multiple times near the intersection of Hayes and Webster.
SFPD Officer Albie Esparza told us the shooting occurred around 5:05pm. The victim, a black male born in 1981, was walking in the area when he was shot several times by an unknown suspect. He was taken to SF General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police don’t have any information about suspects or a possible motive at this time.
Several neighbors we spoke with reported hearing 5 to 6 gunshots during the incident. Charlie Jaber, who works at H&W Market, told us he believed he saw the victim running off after he was shot. Several other witnesses reported seeing the same thing.
Neighbor Larry Weikle told us he was asleep in his third-floor apartment when gunshots rang out.
“I was taking a nap on the couch… when all of a sudden I heard what I thought was firecrackers. I went to the window, looked outside, and saw people scurrying and yelling. And then I realized there was a bullet hole in our window and in our ceiling right above where I was sleeping.”
Larry posted a photo of the bullet hole to Twitter:
— Larry Weikle (@LarryWeikle) July 4, 2013
Meanwhile, Hayes Valley resident Jessica Lanz said she could hear the gunfire outside but couldn’t see it. Her car received both a bullet hole and blood splatter from the incident:
This isn’t the first shooting at this intersection this year. In February, Ernesto ‘Xe’ Acosta was killed at the very same location. That case remains unsolved.
Anyone with information about either shooting can call the SFPD Northern Station’s anonymous tip line at (415) 885-5187, or text a tip to TIP411.
We’ll update with any additional details.