Neighbor Blake E. wrote in this morning with quite a story:
I came out of my house on 23rd and Bartlett this morning to see police tape and a news van. The officer standing there said it was a robbery of a person (not a home) at 3am and there was a shooting. Except this time, he said, the suspect shot himself. Then the news crew mobbed me but I escaped.
Pretty wild, right? Wait’ll you hear some of these additional details sussed out by the CBS news crew:
Police are trying to sort out what happened during an armed robbery and shooting in San Francisco’s Mission District Thursday morning.
Police found a trail of blood near Bartlett and 23rd Streets. Officers say one of the suspects may have shot themselves as they tried to escape from police.
It started with an armed robbery at 3 a.m. At least two robbers pulled a gun on a man walking down the street. They took his wallet and cell phone and then ran off. The victim was not hurt.
Police happened to be in the area at the time and they arrested the men as they were running away.
One of those robbers accidentally shot himself in the leg at some point, according to police. He is now in the hospital.
Police found a Mac-10 Semi automatic gun nearby that someone tossed over a fence. [link]