Police on Monday released more details on two shootings in The City Sunday morning that injured three people, including a 78-year-old man in the Bayview district.
Police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said the elderly, Cantonese-speaking man was accosted by two men at about 5:30 a.m. near his home in the 1000 block of Le Conte Avenue.
The man was pistol-whipped in the face and shot once in the leg, and while down on the ground, one of the suspects went through his pockets, Dangerfield said. He called the early-morning attack “very unfortunate.”
The two suspects, both described as black males, one in his early 20s, fled in a mid-sized black or blue vehicle with large chrome wheels, according to Dangerfield.
The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, and no arrests have been made, according to police.
An earlier shooting the same morning in the 1600 block of Polk Street near California Street at about 3:10 a.m. left a 32-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman hospitalized, Dangerfield said. Their injuries were also described as non-life-threatening.
Dangerfield said the two victims were leaving a donut shop when they came upon two men outside, one holding a semiautomatic handgun.
“And then the suspect just started to shoot,” Dangerfield said. He said no words were exchanged, and police are still trying to investigate a motive. The male victim was hit four times, and the woman once in the leg, he said.
The two suspects in that case, described as black men in their 20s, fled the scene and have not been arrested, according to police. The gunman was described as being about 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds.
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