Ride-Hailing Driver, Passenger Suffer Serious Injuries On Christmas Eve

In two separate incidents that occurred in the wee hours of December 24th, a ride-hailing driver and passenger both sustained injuries.

The more serious of the two incidents took place at Greenwich and Fillmore streets in Cow Hollow, around 2:20am. The victim, a 22-year-old man, was exiting a ride-hailing vehicle when he got into a verbal altercation with another man, aged 25-28. The older man punched the victim, who fell and struck his head on the ground.

The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction, and the victim was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. No arrest was made. 

The other incident occurred 40 minutes later, at Gough and Oak streets in Hayes Valley. A ride-hailing driver, 31, was waiting in his Toyota sedan to pick up a passenger on Oak Street when a male suspect of unknown age approached his car. The suspect pulled out a handgun and fired a shot at the sedan's windshield, causing injury to the victim's face. 

The victim was able to drive his car a few blocks away, where he called 911 and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police searched the area for a suspect, but could not find one. 

Anyone with information on either case is encouraged to contact SFPD's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with "SFPD."

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