Daytime road rage shooting on tourist strip

Daytime road rage shooting on tourist strip



A daytime shooting in a tourist area of San Francisco was apparently prompted by road rage after a crash, police said.

The suspects were caught when a second crash ended a chase of more than two miles.

The shooting was reported at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday near Lombard and Laguna streets, an area of motels in the Marina district. Two vehicles had collided, and one of the drivers fired a gun before fleeing in his car.

Police pursued the suspect’s vehicle for about 2½ miles until it crashed on Market Street near Front Street, a block from the Salesforce Tower.

A 28-year-old Pittsburg man was arrested on suspicion of crimes including attempted murder, possession of stolen property, driving with a suspended license, driving the wrong way on a one-way street and failure to stop at a red light.

A 30-year-old Vallejo woman who was also in the car was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy, probation violation and driving without a license.

Both were taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

The other driver in the first crash was not injured in the collision or the shooting. The other driver in the second crash was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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