San Francisco store owner shot with 'homemade gun' after man becomes furious he didn't win lottery

Abu says he didn't realize he was shot until someone else told him.

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Saturday, August 13, 2022
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A San Francisco store owner is detailing what happened when a man with a homemade gun shot him after he didn't win the lottery.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco store owner is detailing what happened when a man with a homemade gun shot him after he didn't win the lottery.

Hisham Abu says the incident happened just after he opened his store, Sam's Market, on Wednesday morning.

Abu says the man came in with a lottery ticket and became angry when he was told it wasn't a winner.

"He told me you sold a fake ticket, and he had a balloon in his hand, with a pin from the front, and he had a piece of wood almost one foot long," said Abu. "[He] hit the balloon with a piece of wood, and bullet goes out and it hit my shoulder."

Abu says he didn't realize he was shot until someone else told him.

The suspect is in custody and Abu says he hopes he'll stay there so he doesn't hurt anyone else.