Small Explosion Injures Man in Tenderloin

explosion injures man in tenderloin(SOURCE) An explosion in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Friday afternoon sent one man to the hospital.

San Francisco police said a man was transported to San Francisco General with an upper body jury after some kind of homemade device exploded.

This happened at 1:30 p.m at the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street.

Witnesses say the victim, who was homeless, was hurt while he was laying by the trash can. They said they heard a loud bang and when they turned around they saw a “poof” of smoke.

San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said a homemade device went off near a city-owned garbage can and shrapnel hit a homeless man in the upper body.

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