SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco police Tuesday clarified that what was initially reported as a shooting on Interstate Highway 280 over the weekend was actually a stabbing that occurred elsewhere in the city.
The crime was reported as a shooting after the victim turned up wounded at a hospital early Sunday morning and claimed he had been shot, Officer Gordon Shyy said.
The man said he had been shot while driving on northbound Highway 280 near the Sixth Street exit, and had driven himself to a hospital, according to police.
However, Shyy said Tuesday the shooting never occurred.
Instead, he said, further investigation revealed that the victim was actually found slumped over the steering wheel of a car near San Bruno and Paul avenues and was taken to the hospital by a passerby.
“For whatever reason, he said he was shot,” Shyy said.
The victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, he said.
No arrests have been made in the case. Anyone with information about the incident is asked 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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