Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on August 31, 2015
Friday Night In The TL: Muni Bus Shooting, Traumatic AssaultPhoto: Tony Webster/Flickr

The Tenderloin has its share of crime and mayhem, and our regular crime roundup is designed to give readers a snapshot of the overall quality-of-life issues in the area, but this past Friday night brought two particularly notable crimes, with an assault victim in life-threatening condition and an apparently random shooting of a Muni bus.

The assault took place at 6:49pm on Friday night, at Jones and McAllister Streets. A 67-year-old man was attacked by a suspect, who approached him and struck him in the face. The victim fell to the ground, hitting his head.

The victim was transported to SF General Hospital, suffering from bleeding from the mouth, a hematoma on the back of his head, and a loss of consciousness. His status was listed as life-threatening, with possible traumatic brain injury. There's no word on the motive for the attack, and no arrests have been made.

Later in the evening, around 11:20pm, a Muni bus was shot at by an unknown assailant. At the time of the shooting, it was proceeding through a green light "heading eastbound on McAllister onto Market Street," meaning it was likely a 5-Fulton bus. A bullet entered the front driver's side window, but luckily did not hit the bus driver, a 57-year-old woman.

At 4am, a 28-year-old male arrived at SF General with a gunshot wound to his foot. Although he refused to provide further information, his injury is also believed to be tied to the bus shooting.

We reached out to SFPD for more information on the two incidents, and will update this story if and when we learn more.