A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times while at the Excelsior Playground over the weekend.
According to police, the boy was walking with friends through the park at about 8:30 p.m. on Friday when a man approached them and said: "do you want to buy some weed?" When the group refused the offer, the man pulled out a gun and said "this is a robbery," Officer Albie Esparza tells us.
After grabbing the victim's cellphone, the man began firing his gun, hitting the 17-year-old boy in the stomach. He was the only one struck by bullets, Esparza says.
The shooter ran off, and got into a red minivan that was waiting on the corner of Russia Avenue and Madrid Street. He's still on the lam.
The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he's suffering from life-threatening injuries, police say.