VIDEO: Man shot in head by paintball gun in San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head with a paintball gun Monday morning in San Francisco, according to police.

The shooting happened in the 5800 block of Mission Street shortly after midnight, police said.

The 33-year-old victim was taken to a hospital for the life-threatening head injury.

Police did not immediately release any information about a possible suspect and said there were no witnesses.

The shooting is not the first in San Francisco this year involving a paintball gun.

On May 19, a 55-year-old man was shot by a suspect in a white van with tinted windows around 12:35 a.m. on Mission Street near Cortland Avenue.

In that incident, one of two suspects in the vehicle tried to engage the man in conversation, but when he ignored them, a suspect shot him in the eye with a paintball gun.

The victim suffered a cut to his eye socket and was unable to see out of his eye, according to police.

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