Nine people were injured in a shooting in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO– Nine people were injured in a mass shooting in the Mission district of San Francisco on Friday night in what police called a “targeted and isolated” incident.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported the shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. at a party hosted by a clothing store near the intersection of 24th Street and Treat Avenue.
The San Francisco Police Department initially said all victims were expected to “survive their injuries”. But a statement from Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco said one of the victims remained in critical condition as of Saturday afternoon.
Another is said to be in serious condition, four were in fair condition and three had already been released. The victims were eight men and one woman between the ages of 20 and 34, the hospital said.
Police Chief William Scott called the violence “unacceptable”.
“People should feel safe going out in San Francisco without fear of gun violence,” Scott said. “Our investigators are working diligently on this case, and we will have a visible police presence in the community where this happened.”
Dying Breed, a clothing store near the intersection where the shooting occurred, was scheduled to celebrate its sixth anniversary Friday night with a block party, according to a post on the store’s Instagram account.
A person who answered the phone at the store declined to comment.
The Mission District is one of San Francisco’s oldest neighborhoods, named after Mission Dolores – a Spanish mission that dates back to 1776. Historically Latino and increasingly gentrified in recent years, the bustling neighborhood is home to many restaurants and shops.
The Mayor of London Breed said first responders responded quickly to the shooting and noted that “no lives were lost”.
“I know there are a lot of questions and concerns in the community, and people want answers,” Breed said. “We are still working to understand exactly what happened and why and will share the information as soon as possible.”