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Woman shot in face with BB gun at Polk Gulch Whole Foods

Kevin Y. via Yelp
By Joe Kukura - Published on February 01, 2021.

Exercise caution if and when shopping at the Whole Foods at California Street and Franklin Street. KRON 4 reports that a woman was shot in the face with a BB gun in that parking lot just before 7 p.m. there this past Friday night, and no suspects have been apprehended thus far.


The victim, 28-year-old Sara Bartell, still has the pellet from the gunshot lodged in her eyelid. She tells KRON 4 she’ll still have to wait a week for surgery to have it removed.

“It’s pretty lucky,” she told the station. “If it probably went straight back, I probably could have lost my eye, or worse.”


Other shoppers in the parking lot heard shots and saw a car drive away. But it’s particularly disturbing that this happened while social distancing and capacity restrictions are still in place, as Yelp photos show that customers have to stand waiting in that parking lot for periods of time before entering. 


Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to contact the Anonymous 24/7 SFPD Tip Line at 415-575-4444, or text TIP411 (847411) with information.

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