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Two girls injured in New Year’s Day shooting in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood

Cars pass through Potrero Hill on March 3, 2022. | Camille Cohen
Two girls were injured in a shooting late on New Year’s Day in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood, police said. | Source: Camille Cohen for The Standard

A pair of San Francisco children are recovering from injuries sustained in a shooting barely a day into the new year.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, officers from the Bayview Station responded to a hospital shortly before 12:30 a.m. Jan. 2 to a report of a shooting in the 1000 block of Connecticut Street, between 25th and Wisconsin streets, in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood.

When officers arrived, they spoke with a man who told them he had heard gunshots and then realized his two young girls had been struck.

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The man brought them to a hospital for treatment of what police described as non-life-threatening injuries. SFPD spokesperson Allison Maxie told The Standard on Monday that she did not have an update on the girls' conditions.

Maxie declined to provide their ages, citing "the safety of the victims."

Officers who responded to the shooting scene recovered several spent casings. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. The department did not provide any additional details or a suspect description.

"The Bayview Station is investigating this horrible incident," Supervisor Shamann Walton, who represents the area where the shooting occurred, told The Standard. "Organizations are working with the family and supported the family at the hospital."

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