The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood was shocked by gunfire in daylight, with vehicles and store windows hit with bullets. Supervisor Dean Preston said that the shooting on Friday has left a window at Ritual Coffee Roasters with damages.
“This is extremely unsettling and has rattled the entire community,” the supervisor said on a Twitter post. He said that the shooting happened on Central Avenue between Haight and Waller at 3:30 in the afternoon. As of Saturday morning, Preston said no injuries or suspects were identified.
The damaged window at the coffee shop was evident in a photo that was posted on Twitter. Orange “danger” tape and cones surround the said bullet-smashed window.
San Francisco Chronicle tried to get a statement from Ritual Coffee Roasters and the San Francisco Police Department on Sunday but they both cannot be reached.
“I walked the Haight talking with business owners, residents, and neighborhood leaders about public safety issues,” Preston said on Twitter. “Hours later, this shooting occurred, a terrible reminder of how much work we have to do to ensure that everyone feels safe in our neighborhoods.”
Around seven weeks before, two separate attacks happened in a similar area. Police said a shooting incident on the 500 block of Haight Street left a 19-year-old man permanently blind last Sept. 6. Two days after, a fatal shooting also victimized another man, 65.