Two arrested in Tenderloin shooting and robbery 

Two men were arrested in connection with a Tenderloin shooting and robbery Saturday, after leading police on a chase across town that ended near Bernal Heights.

The shooting occurred at Leavenworth and Turk streets about 10:30 p.m. when a 35-year-old man riding a bike was shot by one of four men who fled the scene in a 4-door sedan. Before fleeing the scene, one of the suspects took a necklace and some pills from the victim, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Officers located the vehicle and pursued it onto Highway 101 through various police districts.

The suspects reportedly abandoned the vehicle at Precita Avenue and Florida Street and fled on foot. Two suspects were taken into custody and two are still outstanding.

Several firearms were recovered in the vehicle, Shyy said.

The suspects arrested were identified as 25-year-old Timon O'Connor and 24-year-old Phillip Ridinger, both San Francisco residents. They were both booked on numerous charges including attempted homicide, robbery, conspiracy, possession of narcotics, evading police and carrying concealed firearms.

O'Connor was reportedly found hiding in the trunk of a car in a garage in the 500 block of Precita Avenue and Ridinger was apparently located at Folsom and Cesar Chavez streets, Shyy said.

The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for wounds that were not considered life threatening.

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