San Francisco bus fight erupts into gunfire 

click to enlarge The shooting Monday of a 17-year-old boy, which started on a 9-San Bruno bus, occurred the same day police said crime on Muni had decreased. - SF EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
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  • The shooting Monday of a 17-year-old boy, which started on a 9-San Bruno bus, occurred the same day police said crime on Muni had decreased.

A 17-year-old boy was shot multiple times after exiting a Muni bus in Visitacion Valley on Monday afternoon when a vicious gunman opened fire from the bottom step of the vehicle’s back doors, police said.

Cops were called to the unit block of Garrison Avenue at 1:37 p.m. They found the teenager suffering from three to four gunshot wounds, police Officer Carlos Manfredi said Tuesday.

The boy was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. His condition was unknown as of Tuesday.



The shooting is believed to be gang-related, Manfredi said.

The shooting occurred the same day police released a statement saying overall crime on Muni is down.

Witnesses told police the victim was riding a 9-San Bruno bus when the thug, described as a man in his early 20s, boarded at Garrison Avenue and Rey Street.

The suspect and victim started arguing, and then the victim hastily exited the bus. The suspect followed and opened fire while standing on the bottom step of the back door, Manfredi said.

The shooter was last seen running northbound on Garrison Avenue.

San Francisco’s gang task force is handling the case, Manfredi said, and is reviewing video surveillance from the bus.

Other passengers were on the bus, but it’s unclear how many, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said Tuesday.

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the shooter, who is described as a black man between 20 and 25 years old, standing about 5-foot-11 and weighing about 170 pounds, with short-cropped hair and a small mustache. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white T-shirt and sagging light-blue jeans, Manfredi said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the gang task force at (415) 553-1401. Anonymous tips can be reported to (415) 575-4444 or by text to TIP411.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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