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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gunshot Victim Receives Explanation From Confused Attacker

Posted By on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 5:30 AM

A Visitacion Valley man didn't get an apology from the stranger who shot him in the leg, but he did get an admission that mistakes were made. It takes a big man to admit he's made a mistake -- but it's uncertain how the shooting victim feels about that right now.

On Monday afternoon, a the Viz Valley man stood smoking outside his home on the 400 block of Argonaut. His cigarette break was cut short, however, by a black teenager aged 15 to 17 who walked up to the smoker and shot him, once, in the leg.

After the smoker crumbled to the ground, the shooter uttered, "I thought you were someone else."

The police report does not disclose what, if anything, the shooting victim had to say about that. His injury was described as "non-life threatening."

You know what is life-threatening? Smoking. If ever you wanted a story to scare the kids or a significant other into quitting the habit -- there you go.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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