Shooting, stabbing in Mission district after Carnaval 

A stabbing and a shooting within an hour of each other in the Mission district just after an annual Carnaval festival left two men in the hospital Sunday night.

A man was shot in the leg near 22nd and Shotwell streets after a fight broke out among about 20 people around 7 p.m., according to police.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired and found the man suffering from the wound, said Officer Boaz Mariles.

He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

No one was arrested.

Mariles did not know whether the shooting was gang-related, but he did say the Gang Task Force was also investigating shooting.

According to police documents, there have been at least 86 gunfire victims in The City this year. At about the same time last year, there had been 91.

About 20 minutes before the shooting, a man was stabbed in the back several times in an incident that did not appear to be related but was about four blocks away at 20th and Alabama streets, according to police.

He was taken to a hospital and is also expected to survive. No arrests were made.

The violent crimes happened about an hour after the cultural festival and parade on Harrison Street between 16th and 22nd streets ended, but police could not confirm whether they were related.

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