Published: Sat, August 05, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

More Details Released On Dolores Park Shooting Victims, Suspects Still At Large

More Details Released On Dolores Park Shooting Victims, Suspects Still At Large

The shootings took place around 3 p.m. local time (2300 GMT) at Dolores Park in Mission District in east-central San Francisco, which made panicked parents and children scramble for cover, witnesses said.

San Francisco police advised people to stay away from Dolores Park right after the shooting but lifted that advisory two hours later.

Speaking with ABC 7, Hatter says "Guy literally raised the gun to my face and I froze".

[Update: 4:10pm] According to an SFPD statement, police transported three people from the scene with gunshot wounds, but there's no word on their condition.

Police are now searching for several suspects and will stay at the park this evening to investigate, KPIX reported.

Physicians treated the two critically injured men at San Francisco General Hospital, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Juhasz claims to have seen two of the victims, one man, who appeared to be bleeding from his chest and another who was being helped by paramedics.

Some witnesses said that they saw about half a dozen men wearing bandanas shouting and acting threateningly on a park bridge, moments before the gunshots rang out.

Antonia Juhasz told the San Francisco Chronicle that the park was "packed with kids, packed with people" at the time of the shooting.

Juhasz, a writer and freelance journalist says,"At first, people didn't totally react because it sounded like fireworks", she said she also shouted, "I was yelling at people, 'It's actually a gun, it's actually a gun".

"We do know that suspects fled the scene, but we're not entirely sure which direction", San Francisco Police spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan told the San Francisco Examiner.

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