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Father of 2 shot during attempted home invasion in Outer Mission

A yellow two-story house with a garage and stairs leading to an entrance, with a car parked in front.
A father of two was shot at his home on Alemany Boulevard in San Francisco’s Outer Mission early Friday. | Source: Garrett Leahy/The Standard

A father of two was shot in the chest during an alleged home invasion burglary in San Francisco's Outer Mission neighborhood early Friday, leaving him with life-threatening injuries, according to police and his daughter.

The victim's daughter, who declined to be identified, said her father was shot during an attempted break-in at their home on Alemany Boulevard at around 4 a.m. Friday.

“The shooting was right here,” she said, pointing down to the spot she was standing at by the front of the door outside the home.

She said her father, who also has another younger daughter who is away at college, was shot once in the “right chest area” in the entryway staircase leading to the home’s front door by a man trying to break into the home.

A window with a cracked pane and patterned curtain, set in a textured beige wall.
A bullet hole cracks a window of a home on Alemany Boulevard in San Francisco’s Outer Mission, where a father of two was shot in the chest early Friday. | Source: Garrett Leahy/The Standard

She said she did not see the burglar or the break-in attempt.

“I heard the break-in,” she said. “I was in my room.”

She said she believes her father is at San Francisco General Hospital and plans to visit this afternoon. She said police have not shared updates on her father’s condition with her.

“I think he’s OK,” she said. “I hope he’s OK.”

A neighbor who asked not to be named for fear of retribution said they heard three or four shots early Friday morning, which woke them up.

Police confirmed the incident and said officers responded to Alemany Boulevard between Ottawa and Mount Vernon avenues at around 4:01 a.m. and found a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, a police spokesperson said.

Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene, who transported Chang to the hospital. Police said no arrests have been made.

Video from KTVU posted Friday morning showed two homes at 2425 Alemany Blvd. and 2433 Alemany Blvd. with police tape in front of them and three officers standing near the home at 2433 Alemany Blvd. The report said police officers were going "in and out" of one of the residences.

Editor's note: Victim names have been removed due to fears for their safety.

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