One of three women wounded in a broad-daylight shooting in the Tenderloin on Wednesday might have been the gunman’s ex-lover, police said.
The shooting was reported near Ellis and Leavenworth streets about 1 p.m., Sgt. Daryl Fong said.
The women were taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. They suffered wounds to their lower bodies, Fong said.
The shooter fled in a grey or white van, said witness Darnell Williams, adding that he was a block away when he heard the shots. He saw two of the victims bleeding as they leaned against the Danna Marthas taqueria at 499 Ellis St.
Restaurant employees said they heard about three gunshots, but only saw the victims and not the shooter.
“One was leaning up against the wall, holding her side,” Williams said.
The shooter fled in white or grey van, Williams said, adding that before the incident he seemed to be “on a mission.”
Police are reviewing video from a surveillance camera hung outside the taqueria. The 400 block of Ellis Street was closed off to traffic during the investigation. About an hour after the incident, Fire Department personnel power-washed blood off the concrete.
“It is our belief the victim was targeted and this was not a random incident,” Fong said.