After one shooting police officers followed a trail of blood to find a gambling den.
The news media seized on the fact that there were two shootings in Ingleside in a six hour span earlier this December.
The Ingleside Light went to the Taraval Station police blotter to see just how many shootings have occurred in the neighborhood in the past month.
Taraval Station police officers on patrol at 1:02 p.m. at Granada and Holloway avenues on Dec. 6 heard the sound of gunshots and then saw a vehicle speed toward them and come to a stop. The driver, a 27-year-old woman, exited the vehicle and told the officers that she had just been shot at while inside a nearby liquor store.
She said the suspect had pointed a gun at the victim’s boyfriend a week prior.
Once the victim recognized the suspect, she fled the area and saw the suspect shooting as she drove away.
Taraval Station police officers responded to a report of a shooting at 8:18 p.m. on the 800 block of Grafton Avenue on Dec. 13. The victim said that he had been walking when the suspect exited a vehicle and approached him. Then he heard a gunshot and started running away from the suspect. After a second gunshot, he ran toward the suspect and pinned the suspect on to the ground.
The suspect told police that they had recognized the victim as someone who had burgled their vehicle two weeks prior. The suspect yelled at the victim, who started walking away from the suspect. The suspect chased after the victim, who then turned around and rushed at the suspect.
The suspect said that his firearm fell and went off as they attempted to pick it up. The suspect, Larry Victoria, 58, was arrested.
Taraval Station police officers responded to a robbery report at 7:10 p.m at Lakeview and Lee Avenues. The victim said she had been walking when a vehicle suddenly stopped next to her and an unknown suspect exited the vehicle, threatened to hurt her and then forcibly took her backpack and rummaged through it. The suspect then drove away.
Taraval Station police officers responded to a report of gunshots at 2 a.m. at Holloway and Harold avenues. They found a victim with gun shots in their leg who told them that they had just parked their vehicle when the suspects drove up and started shooting at them.
Officers followed a trail of blood into a nearby building and found multiple gambling machines. A suspect was cited for the possession of the gambling devices.
A second victim was later located at a hospital.
The suspects who shot the first victim are still outstanding.
Discharging a Firearm
Taraval Station police officers responded to the 200 block of Randolph Street at 10:46 a.m. to a report of a person who found bullet holes in a construction trailer. Officers believe the incident is related to another reported on Nov. 25.
Assault with a Gun and Robbery
The victim told police that they had heard their car alarm go off around 11 p.m. at Capitol Avenue and Montana Street. They saw the known suspect, along with four other people, parked next to the vehicle.
The victim, who said they believed the suspect had stolen the vehicle before, demanded the keys back. One of the other four people with the suspect shot the victim in the leg.
Note: The greater Ingleside neighborhood is covered predominantly by Taraval Station. Ingleside Station does cover a small portion. The Taraval Station blotter did not have reports for every day in December available. Finally, not all crime is reported to the police.
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