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Man allegedly shoots himself while fleeing San Francisco hit-and-run

Police and the fire department responded to an incident where a man shot himself in San Francisco’s Richmond District Friday. | Courtesy Mark Dietrich

A man shot himself, inflicting life-threatening injuries, after fleeing a hit-and-run in San Francisco’s Richmond District on Friday, police said.

Police responded to a hit-and-run collision in the area of 14th Avenue and Clement Street around noon. One victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers then located an abandoned vehicle suspected to be involved in the collision near 15th Avenue and Geary Boulevard. Witnesses told officers that three people fled the abandoned vehicle on foot, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting near 16th Avenue and Geary Boulevard around 12:13 p.m. and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, which they later deemed self-inflicted.

Medics arrived on the scene and transported the man to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Pictures posted on social media show a pool of blood on the corner of 16th Avenue and Geary Boulevard in front of a Preferred Bank location.

A witness told The Standard that they heard a “pop” and a “shout” before seeing a man on the ground near Geary Boulevard and 16th Avenue, with police squad cars and fire trucks arriving soon after.

Police provided no information about the victims or suspects in the hit-and-run or shooting.