Woman saw red dot on
clothing before being shot
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police are investigating a shooting in Visitacion Valley in which a woman claims to have seen a red laser dot moving across her clothing before she was shot in the arm.
The shooting occurred at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday near the Gleneagles International Golf Course at 12 Brookdale Avenue in Visitacion Valley.
Police say the woman, who is in her early-to-mid twenties, was at first confused by the red dot that she said moved across her clothing as she walked down the street.
Shortly afterwards, a single bullet hit her arm and the woman ran, bleeding, to a nearby house to call police.
The shooter only fired once and police have not yet identified what kind of gun was used, nor have they confirmed that the red dot could have been from some sort of high-tech laser gun scope.
Police are downplaying similarities between the shooting and recent sniper attacks on the East Coast. “Sounds coincidental,” said a San Francisco police spokesman.
Man pushing car gets
SAN FRANCISCO — A man is in serious and unstable condition at San Francisco General Hospital this morning after a car, which he was pushing uphill, apparently rolled on top of him.
“We don't know the extent of his injuries,” said the hospital's nursing supervisor, who said the man was brought to the emergency room at 3:05 a.m. Wednesday.
The San Francisco Fire Department says the accident was called in at 2:23 a.m. at Roosevelt Way and San Francisco Avenue near Corona Heights Park.
Fire department officials were unable to confirm reports that the man was drunk and attempting to push a car uphill, when he lost control and ended up underneath the vehicle.
Rescue workers were able pull the unconscious man out from under the car after hoisting it momentarily with a “Johnson Bar.”
Purse snatching victim sworn in
SAN JOSE — A woman whose purse was snatched as she went to swear in as an American citizen Wednesday morning did not miss her Immigration and Naturalization Service office appointment thanks to the help of the San Jose police department.
At around 7:20 a.m., a man approached the victim and grabbed her purse in downtown San Jose. During the ensuing struggle, police said, he pushed her against a metal pole, causing a minor injury to her head. The suspect then ran with the purse and all the victim’s identification documents, said Officer Joseph Deras.
Officers and medical personnel who arrived at the scene accompanied the woman to the INS office and eventually were able to get an INS supervisor to swear in the woman as a citizen.
Police later found the woman’s purse with all of her identification documents.