Stabbing, Shooting Strike District 5 On Friday Night

Two apparently separate violent incidents occurred last night, on opposite ends of District 5. 

In Upper Haight, reports of a stabbing began coming in around midnight. According to chatter on the police scanner, three males were spotted dropping a knife, and fleeing the McDonald's parking lot in a sedan heading south. Another report indicates the stabbing could have happened outside of Laguna Cafe.

Update, Sept. 19: According to SFPD, the stabbing was reported minutes after midnight, when a group of three men approached the 19-year-old victim, who was standing in front of a store entrance. The trio attacked the victim with a knife and then fled without being apprehended; the victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening stab wounds to the torso.

Over on Turk and Buchanan streets, around the same time, witnesses reported hearing 15 gunshot rounds, according to the scanner. Casings were found on the  corner of Webster and Turk, and several cars were hit. The street was shut off several blocks of Turk with crime scene tape, and a white sedan with tinted windows was seen fleeing the scene. 

At least two victims seem to have been hit, according to what we heard on the scanner. One was a 29 year-old male, conscious and breathing but shot in the hand. Perhaps related: another gunshot victim showed up at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital later that night for treatment. 

Update, Sept. 19: Two men in their 20s and a 39-year-old woman suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds in the shooting. According to SFPD, the victims were walking near the intersection when a suspect vehicle stopped alongside them and a passenger in the back seat fired shots from a handgun before the vehicle sped away.

Nuala Sawyer contributed to this article.

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