San Francisco woman hit by stray bullet while eating at restaurant
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An elderly woman was hit by a stray bullet Tuesday while eating at a restaurant in downtown San Francisco, according to police and local reports.
On Tuesday, police responded to reports of a shooting in the 2000 block of Market Street just before 5 p.m. PT and found both a 22-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman in pain. non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, according to the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD).
The 85-year-old victim was eating at Woodhouse Fish Co. when a bullet pierced the window next to her, restaurant owner Dylan MacNiven said at the San Francisco gate.
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“We don’t know if it was glass or if the bullet actually grazed it,” MacNiven told the outlet. “We have been in contact with her and she has been in good spirits since yesterday.”
Authorities transported the two victims to a nearby hospital while officers at the scene interviewed witnesses.
Police learned that a group of people had a physical altercation in front of the restaurant. One person in that group pulled out a gun and “fired into the fighting crowd,” according to the SFPD.
Investigators also learned that the 85-year-old victim was a bystander rather than one of those involved in the altercation.
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The SFPD had not arrested any suspects in the incident on Saturday morning.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the SFPD advice line at 1-415-575-4444 or text advice to TIP411 and start the text message with SFPD.