Violent weekend: Seven injured, three dead 

A violent weekend in The City has left seven people seriously injured and one woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 41-year-old man dead in separate incidences.

Lonnie Ross, 41, of San Francisco, was killed when the driver of a black car drove onto the sidewalk, struck him and caused a foot injury to another pedestrian Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Lobos Street, police said.

The Medical Examiner’s Office said Ross died around 6 p.m. Ross and the driver of the vehicle had reportedly had an argument before the driver struck Ross, police said. No one has been arrested in relation to the incident.

Kelvin Mencia, 16, of Oakland, was shot in the arm and abdomen around 4:20 p.m. Friday at Golden Gate and Hyde streets in the Tenderloin district, police said. He died a few hours later at San Francisco General Hospital. Police said several juveniles were arrested in connection with the attack, but none have been linked to the homicide.

In a separate incident shortly after midnight Saturday, five people were caught in the crossfire between two men on the 300 block of Ellis Street, also in the Tenderloin district. A 54-year-old woman died and a 23-year-old woman from Richmond remains in critical condition. The 54-year-old woman has been identified, but her family had not been notified as of Sunday afternoon.

Three other victims — a 50-year-old man from Oakland, a 44-year-old man from San Francisco, and a 25-year-old man, whose residence is not known — were all treated at San Francisco General Hospital and are expected to survive, police said.

Police said an unidentified man initiated the gunfire, prompting 32-year-old Walter Simon, of Richmond, to return shots. Simon, who was in a wheelchair at the time of the shootings, was booked on one count of homicide and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Police do not know who was responsible for hitting the 23-year-old woman.

A little more than an hour later, a man was shot in the chest on Nichols Way in The City’s Bayview district, police said. The man was treated at San Francisco General Hospital and released.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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