SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man was critically injured in a shooting that occurred during a robbery attempt in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood on Saturday night, police said Monday.

The shooting was reported at 8:19 p.m. in the 500 block of Alemany Boulevard.

The 59-year-old victim was approached by a man who tried to rob him. When the victim tried to flee, he was shot in the torso, according to police.

He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which were considered life-threatening, police said.

The suspect, who is in his late teens or early 20s, fled and had not been found as of Monday.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.



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Comments (2)
  1. NRA Life Member says:

    The authorities will tell you to cooperate with the attacker, run away if you can, then call 911. This guy tried to run away and got shot for his efforts. Didn’t help him.

    I wonder if the “late teens or early 20s suspect” would have re-thought his attack if he thought that this 59 year old man may be armed himself. Think about it. If you were going to attack a person and you had a choice between an unarmed person and someone else who may shoot you, which one would you pick?

    A firearm possessed by a law abiding citizen will never be used in a crime. And it might just save your life.

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