Published: Mon, August 07, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

3 people shot at San Francisco park packed with families

3 people shot at San Francisco park packed with families

- San Francisco police continued the hunt on Friday for the shooter who opened fire and wounded three people in Dolores Park, a popular spot in the Mission that was crowded with parents, children and even a bridge and groom taking photos just before the violence broke out. Paramedics rushed the the three injured people to a hospital, with one sustaining life-threatening injuries, Fox 2 reported.

According to the witnesses, about half dozen of males started shouting and try to threaten everyone in the park. they were standing at the park bridge, their face was covered, only eyes were visible.

Police are looking for at least one gunman who fled the scene at Dolores Park, San Francisco Police Officer Grace Gatpandan said.

The gunshots rang out at around 3:00pm in Dolores Park near the statue of Miguel Hidalgo in the city's Mission District Thursday.

The man identified himself to the San Francisco Chronicle ( only as Hatter. The woman told the news agency that the park was full of tourists and families and that she began yelling "It's actually a gun, it's actually a gun!" to warn people.

He claims that when he approached the scene, he heard someone yell, 'They're strapped, bro!' and then one of the men pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots.

Hatter says two people directly behind him were struck by bullets.

Juhasz, 47, said she saw two people who had been shot. Hatter managed to escape with only some shrapnel to his leg, possibly from a ricochet.

"I normally can handle (myself) well in these situations, but I was pretty sure I had just lost my life", Hatter said.

A woman was sitting a popular San Francisco park when she says she heard a burst of gunshots and saw a person holding a gun and running. When asked if the incident appeared to be gang-related, she said, "It does not appear that this is a random event". It's near a high school.

"We need more police presence in the park because there are all sorts of shady characters and non-park-like activity when you think of a family park", Lopezjones added.

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