SFWeekly: Teen Shot on Muni in Broad Daylight

A teenager was shot while riding the bus through Visitacion Valley, SFWeekly‘s Erin Sherbert reports.

At about 1:40 p.m., the shooter boarded the Muni bus and walked to the back of the coach where the 17-year-old victim was sitting. The suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the boy in the chest multiple times, according to police.

The shooter quickly hopped off the bus, and fled on foot. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he is suffering life-threatening injuries, said Officer Albie Esparza.

KTVU reports that the victim was shot as he was exiting the bus:

Witnesses told police the suspect got on a Muni 9-San Bruno bus and got into a verbal confrontation with the victim, who was riding the bus at the time, [police spokesman Officer Carlos] Manfredi said.

Then, as the victim exited the rear of the bus, the suspect opened fire from the bottom step of the rear bus doors and then ran away. He was last seen running north on Garrison Avenue, according to Manfredi.

Muni officials handed over the video surveillance footage to the SFPD – the gang taskforce will be reviewing the footage, KTVU reports. If you have a tip for the SFPD about this shooting, the SFPD tip line is 575-4444.

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