South San Francisco, CA April 1, 2016 Submitted by SSFPD
On 03/31/16 at approximately 10:18PM, the South San Francisco Police Department Communications Center received a 911 call from a female resident at 628 Hemlock Avenue advising that two other male residents were fighting inside the house. Upon police arrival, one of the male subjects exited the front door of the residence and brandished a handgun at a responding officer. The officer opened fire and shot the subject, who then retreated back inside the residence. He was eventually taken into police custody and transported to San Francisco General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. No other citizens or officers were hurt during the shooting.
A joint investigation regarding this incident is being conducted by the South San Francisco Police Department and the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone who may have witnessed the event is urged to call the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900 or the San Mateo County District Attorney Office Bureau of Investigation at 650-363-4636.
Neighbors had checked in with ESC Facebook page to see what was happening in real time. Below is part of that conversation:
Anjana Anyone hear gunshots on hillside i hear a lot of cops yelling “get down!!”
a lot of sirens too
Adele Yeah there’s a lot of sirens all over the place, can hear them all even from up on the hill right now (Rocca Ave)
Justin I can hear them from 2nd lane and chestnut!
Heather: Yes heard all of it!!!!! So freaked out!!!
Andrea:The police have the area blocked off. Lots of police cars and paramedics.
Karla:My daughter heard a few gun shots
Steve:Heard about 6 gunshots
Kayla: I heard gun shots and ran downstairs to find police outside my house looking for a shooter.
Meg:omg!!! what is happening to our neighborhood!!!
Michele:I heard the shots too. Then yelling – get down get down. I’m up on Franklin and can see lots of lights flashing. It’s not good..
Mahkato: Sounds like a job for G
Robin: I heard rapid fire gunshots, male taken by paramedics…
Heather:Was anyone arrested??
Michele:Thanks for posting the details. Did anyone else get a visit from the police in the wee hours? They came to my house at 1:30 am asking what I saw/heard. They wouldn’t say what happened except ‘everyone was accounted for’ so not to worry about someone out loose. I’m up on Franklin so only heard the shots and shouting.