A man’s “gang” tattoos reportedly sparked a shooting inside a Muni bus that injured two people on Easter Sunday, police revealed Wednesday.
As many as 50 passengers were riding on the 14-Mission bus at Mission Street and Precita Avenue when gunfire erupted at about 10 p.m. A bullet that went straight through a 21-year-old man’s thigh struck a 26-year-old woman in either the chest or abdomen.
Before the shooting, according to new details from police, the male victim told officers he was sitting on the bus, minding his own business when two unknown men asked him about his gang tattoos.
The 21-year-old man “told the men he had just arrived in this country and did not want any problems,” police said.
Moments later, the thugs opened fire as they were exiting the bus through the backdoor.
It was not immediately clear whether the victims knew each other, Esparza said.
Both victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.
The gunman, described only as a man in his late teens or early 20s, reportedly fled after the incident and had not been found as of Monday.
Police were reviewing video surveillance from the bus in the hopes of identifying the gunman.