Man arrested in BB gun shooting from Tenderloin building 

click to enlarge A man walking in the Tenderloin was shot with a BB gun fired by a suspect in building. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO | CLIP ART
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  • A man walking in the Tenderloin was shot with a BB gun fired by a suspect in building.

A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly shooting another man with a BB gun rifle from a Tenderloin building window, police said.

Ricardo Songalia, 20, of San Francisco, was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon other than a firearm, possession of an air gun and resisting arrest, police Officer Tracy Turner said.

The incident occurred in the 300 block of Turk Street about 7:30 p.m. when a 24-year-old male victim was walking by and shot with a BB in his upper torso, police said. It was unknown if the suspect and victim knew each other, Turner said.

Witnesses directed police to the window where the would-be sniper was apparently firing from and contacted the occupants of the building, Turner said. Songalia reportedly resisted arrest but was soon taken into custody. Police said the BB gun rifle was equipped with a scope.

The victim was taken to the hospital for his injury, but it was not life threatening.

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