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Monday, December 1, 2014

Nine People Shot, One Killed Over Violent Holiday Weekend

Posted By on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 11:08 AM

It was a bloody weekend in San Francisco where nine people were gunned down and one killed in four separate shootings. 

On Wednesday just after midnight, a group of men and women were on the 1700 block of Mission Street when gunfire erupted. All six of the victims were hit with bullets, according to police reports. Five of the victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital where they were treated for gunshot wounds to their legs and upper body. The sixth victim took himself  to a hospital in the East Bay. 

All six are expected to survive the attack. Police had no information about the shooter at this time. 

The next evening, a 24-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Bayview district. Police say the victim was standing on the front porch of a house on the 700 block of Missouri when someone in a silver vehicle pulled up and opened fire on the house. 

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he later died. The Medical Examiner's Office has not yet identified him. 

That same day, someone opened fire on a motorcyclist as he sped by Fitzgerald Ave. & Hawes Street. The 23-year-old driver was hit in the upper body and rushed to a local hospital where he's being treated for non life-threatening injuries. 

The gun violence continued well into yesterday when a 60-year-old man was shot in North Beach during an argument. Police say the man was at Columbus and Vallejo streets at about 2:30 p.m. engaged in a verbal altercation with another man. The fight escalated and the shooter pulled out a gun and fired once, hitting the victim in the upper body. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he's being treated for his injuries.

ABC News is reporting that the victim is a well-known North Beach denizen named Roy Mottini. According to the news station, Mottini was crossing the street against the signal and began shouting at a driver in a SUV who might have gotten a little too close to him. 

"He took his cane out and whacked his car. Interestingly enough just as he did that I said, 'Roy, you're gonna get yourself killed if you don't stop doing that.' The guy gets out of his car and pops a cap off," Kim Burrafato told the news station.
Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call SFPD at (415) 575-4444.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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