San Francisco police investigate fatal Mission
District multiple shooting
By Brent Begin, Bay City News Service
March 15, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - One person is confirmed dead and
one more victim is fighting life-threatening injuries this morning
after a shooting in San Francisco's Mission District, said police
spokesman Neville Gittens.
Police were called at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday to the 1900 block of
Mission Street near the 16th Street Bay Area Rapid Transit station.
Four gunshot victims were found on the scene. All four were sent
to San Francisco General Hospital. Two of the victims are expected
to recover, but one victim was pronounced dead at the hospital
and another is fighting life-threatening injuries, Gittens said.
The scene was chaotic when police arrived, according to Gittens.
Police believe the shooter or shooters walked up to the victims
and opened fire in front of a store. Shots were fired towards
the BART station and across the street. Passersby were scattering
and struggling to help the victims.
Gittens said numerous shell casings were found on the scene.
15th and 16th streets are still closed while officers and detectives
from the homicide detail investigate the shooting.
Police expect the street to open by 1:30 a.m.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority buses have been
rerouted but are maintaining normal service otherwise.
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