The owner of a San Francisco pawn shop is hospitalized after being shot in an armed robbery.
A spokesman at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital said late Friday the business owner sustained life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition. Police are searching for four men they said are responsible for the shooting and armed robbery.
The crime occurred earlier in the day just before 5:30 p.m. when police said the group of men walked into the Mission Jewelry and Loan Pawn Shop on the 2300 block of Mission Street.
Witnesses said three shots were fired in the incident and the suspects also roughed up the shop owner's son. It appears the suspects confronted three men, ages 77, 60 and 63, and shot the eldest before fleeing the scene, according to police.
A witness said she could hear the gunshots at her taco stand across the street.
Police have not said if the suspects made off with any cash or merchandise.
No other injuries were reported.