Manhunt on for man who shot, wounded SFPD officer 

A manhunt is under way for a gunman who shot and wounded a San Francisco police officer before taking off and abandoning a vehicle near a shopping mall.

Officer Gordon Shyy says the 28-year-old officer, who is a six-year veteran of the force, and his partner drove to the Mission District Saturday to check out a vandalism call at about 2:45 p.m. on Florida Street near 25th Street.

A description of the suspect and a description of the suspect vehicle were relayed to officers and a traffic stop was initiated, according to San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza.

Two police officers approached the vehicle, one on the driver's side and the other on the passenger's side of the vehicle. The driver began backing up the vehicle as officers approached, Esparza said.

A gunshot was heard and the officer approaching the driver's side was struck by gunfire in the shoulder, police said. The officer approaching the passenger's side of the vehicle fired rounds at the suspect vehicle, but the driver pulled away. Officer were unable to determine if the suspect was hit by gunfire, according to Esparza.

The injured police officer was transported to San Francisco General Hospital an underwent surgery. On Saturday evening, he was in serious, but stable condition, Esparza said.

A short time after the shooting, officers located the suspect vehicle unoccupied in Daly City, according to Esparza.Police activity was reported in the vicinity of Clarinada Avenue and state Highway 1, which is near the Serramonte Center mall.

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