A San Francisco photographer was taking when two young men approached her and demanded that she gave them her camera. She refused and attempted to run, but one of the men shot her in the leg.
The incident happened at San Francisco’s Mission District on 15 September. According to KPIX 5 News citing the police, the 43-year-old woman was taking photos along the street when the two men approached her. They demanded her camera. and when she refused, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and pointed it at her. The victim started running away when she heard a gunshot. She realized that the bullet stroke her in the leg, and the two men reportedly got into a car and drove away.
Thankfully, both men were found and arrested. The suspect who shot the victim was identified as Joseisac Lopez, and the second suspect was identified as Jeferson Hernandez. Both men are 18 years old.
Officers in San Bruno tracked Lopez down the day after the shooting. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, assault with a firearm, and being armed while committing a felony. They also searched his home and seized evidence connecting him to the shooting. It took a little longer to find Hernandez, and it happened after the police spotted a wanted vehicle and the suspect in it. Hernandez was also arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, being armed while committing a felony, evading police, and hit-and-run.
According to the same source, both men remain in custody and are being held without bail. However, there’s still no word on the condition of the photographer who got shot in the robbery attempt. I do hope that she is well and recovering from the shot and the trauma she went through.