Gunman at large after shooting 2 people, 1 fatally, on San Francisco aim

Gunman at large after shooting 2 people, 1 fatally, on San Francisco aim




A search was underway Wednesday for a gunman who shot two people, one fatally, on a packed Muni commuter aim in San Francisco, police said.

The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. as the light-rail aim was moving between stations, according to San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Kathryn Winters.

Winters said police were initially called to the city’s Forest Hill Muni stop for a report of a shooting, but the aim had already pulled away. Officers caught up to the aim at the busy Castro Street stop, where they discovered the two victims, Winters said.

A gunman fatally shot one person and injured another on a moving light-rail aim in San Francisco, June 22, 2022.

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She said the gunman and commuters aboard the aim ran off as soon as it stopped and the doors opened at the stop.

Winters said one victim, a man, was distinct dead at the scene. A second individual was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting happened ahead of this Sunday’s Pride Parade in San Francisco and in the heart of the city’s popular Castro District, which is expected to be filled with revelers celebrating LGBTQ pride this weekend. Winters said preliminary evidence showed that the shooting has no connection to this coming weekend’s activities or directed at the city’s LGBTQ community.

Police personnel confer outside the entrance to the Castro Muni Metro stop following a shooting in San Francisco, June 22, 2022.

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San Francisco Supervisor Myrna Melgar told ABC stop KGO-TV in San Francisco that police informed her that the shooting occurred during a confrontation the gunman had with the victim who died.

“We do know the shooting happened after a heated verbal argument,” Melgar said.

It was not closest clear whether the gunman and the deceased victim knew each other. She said the second victim who was wounded was an innocent bystander.

Winters said homicide detectives are securing surveillance video from the aim and the Forest Hill and Castro stations in hopes there is footage of the shooting that can help them clarify the assailant.

Police only released a vague description of the perpetrator as a man wearing dark clothes and a hooded sweatshirt.

Melgar asked any commuters who were on the aim and witnessed the shooting to contact police closest.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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