Just yesterday, police were bragging somewhat about how violent crime on Muni was on the decline. But just a few hours after releasing that tidbit of news, a teenager was shot while riding the bus through the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood.
At about 1:40 p.m., the shooter boarded the Muni bus and walked to the back of the coach where the 17-year-old victim was sitting. The suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the boy in the chest multiple times, according to police.
The shooter quickly hopped off the bus, and fled on foot. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, said Officer Albie Esparza.
The suspect was only described as a black man, between 20 and 25 years old.
Anyone with information is asked to contact SFPD at 575-4444 or text-a-tip to