Hammer fight inside store injures teen

An 18-year-old man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hammer during a fight inside a store in San Francisco’s Crocker Amazon neighborhood on Saturday night, according to police.

The victim and another 18-year-old walked into a store in the 300 block of Rolph Street around 10 p.m. Saturday and several suspects followed behind them, police said.

A suspect swung a hammer at the victim, who took out a knife and stabbed another of the suspects before being hit by the hammer, according to police.

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that are considered life-threatening, while the suspect stabbed by the knife was also hospitalized but is expected to survive, police said.

The other suspects fled in a vehicle and no other information about them was immediately released by police.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.