SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police arrested 2 suspects in connection to the shooting of an 11-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet in San Francisco’s Western Addition on Friday night.
The suspects were 18 and 19-year-old males. The victim was still in life-threatening condition Saturday afternoon, police said.
Police responded to the 1100 block of Laguna Street around 11:15 p.m. on reports of shots fired. According to a police spokesperson, a group of males were involved in a verbal altercation when one pulled out a weapon and began shooting.
One of the bullets in the shooting penetrated a nearby apartment building, police said.
Eric Holt and his wife were hosting his niece and nephew for a sleepover with his daughter when they heard gunfire.
“My niece came into the living room and asked me if she could have a snack. Then, she walked back to the bedroom,” Holt said. “We starting hearing gunshots and then she ran out of the room and said I’ve been shot. I sat her down, told her to take it easy and dialed 911.”
He said his niece Linda never cried, but asked calmly if she was going to die.
KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:
Officers found a girl suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and she was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Police said the suspects were described as a group of juvenile black males.
Officers have detained a group of young black males but no arrests have been made, police said.
The police department’s criminal investigation unit and gang task force are investigating the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.
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