SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – An elderly woman living at a retirement home in San Francisco’s Bayview District was injured after a stray bullet entered through her window Tuesday afternoon.
According to witnesses, the shooter opened fire from a white pickup truck near Third Street and Newcomb Avenue shortly after 4 p.m.
Miru Rasulalah, a man who heard the shooting, told KPIX 5, “It was like straight lightning and thunder.”
A bullet went through a window at the nearby Providence Senior Housing complex. San Francisco Police spokesperson Danielle Newman told Bay City News Service that the woman may have been injured by glass fragments.
“The resident came down the elevator to the administrative offices of the building with blood down her forehead, basically saying, ‘I was shot,'” said Ian Brown of Christian Church Homes.
KPIX 5 reporter Andria Borba tweeted this pic of where the bullet entered the home.
Authorities said the woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where she underwent a CAT scan. As of Tuesday evening, she is in stable condition, but is being closely monitored because of her age. Contrary to previous reports, her injuries are not life threatening.
“The good news is that she’s alert, she’s conscious … they stated that she’s in stable condition,” said Captain Robert O’Sullivan of the San Francisco Police Department.
Newman said there was a hit-and-run collision that took place around the same time at Third and Revere Streets. Investigators have not determined if the people involved in the collision are connected to the shooting.
San Francisco police took several people into custody Tuesday, but they are not sure if they are connected to this case.
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