Multiple Victims in TL “Gang Related” Shooting

Written by Luke Thomas. Posted in News

Published on June 25, 2011 with 1 Comment

Caught in the crossfire: As many as five people were shot this evening including a middle-aged man (above) during a gang related gunfight at Jones and Market streets in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Photo by Robert B. Livingston.

By Luke Thomas

June 25, 2011

As many as five people were sent to hospital this evening following a multiple shooting gunfight at Jones and Market streets in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, an area known for narcotics dealing.

“There was a multiple shooting. We have four, possibly five victims,” said SFPD Tenderloin Captain Joe Garrity. “It is gang related.  We have one gun in custody and one possible suspect has been detained. None of the injuries are life threatening.”

“This is not related to Pride at all,” Garrity said, responding to a reporter’s question.

Police and emergency crews were called to the scene immediately following the shooting at approximately 6:12 pm. An SFPD officer, who was involved in a routine traffic stop at Jones and Golden Gate Avenue, heard the shots, called in “shots fired” on the police radio, pulled his gun and successfully chased down one of the suspected gunmen, a witness said.

At least 7 shots were fired, according to several witnesses.  Spent bullet casings were observed at the scene circled by yellow chalk.  The suspected gang members fled the scene in all directions immediately following the gunfight, a witness said.

None of the alleged gang members “live or work in the area,” Garrity said.

An investigation is ongoing.

Update, 6/26: Police said two of the victims were targeted and three were bystanders.

A suspect is detained by police. Photo by Robert B. Livingston.

Police cordoned off the area where the gunfight erupted at Jones and Market streets. Photo by Luke Thomas.

SFPD Captain Joeseph Garrity, Tenderloin station. Photo by Luke Thomas.

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon his return to the US, Thomas studied photojournalism to pursue a career in journalism. In 2004, Thomas worked for several neighborhood newspapers in San Francisco before accepting a partnership agreement with the, a news website formerly covering local, state and national politics. In September 2006, Thomas launched The BBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, New York Times, Der Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian and the San Francisco Weekly, among other publications and news outlets, have published his work. Thomas is a member of the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521 and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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  1. On the plus side,

    The gunfire awakened me from my afternoon nap and I was able to get it together enough to go see the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Fillmore.

    go Giants!