Three people were shot Saturday during
a San Francisco gay pride event, the San Francisco Chronicle
Multiple gunshots were fired about
11:30PM in the city's predominantly-gay Castro district as Pink
Saturday kicked off the city's 40th annual gay pride
Eyewitnesses say they heard 5 or 6
gunshots, which resulted in three young people being injured.
A 19-year-old man who was shot in the
torso was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening
injuries. Also injured were a 27-year-old male and a 19-year-old
female, both of whom were shot in the leg.
Police say they took a 19-year-old male
into custody and recovered the handgun allegedly used in the
At this point, police say the shooting
was not connected to the festivities.
An unidentified eyewitness talking to
Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX called the scene “mayhem.”
“I saw some guys down the block,”
the witness said. “One guy was complaining that he got jumped or
something; he got his stuff stolen. He got all his buddies and they
started coming back over to the Chevron.”
“And these 20 cops they kinda
dispersed looking for whoever, I'm assuming. … I heard the shots
and just ran.”
“People just started throwing bottles
after it happened. Some girl that got shot over here, her friend
that was holding her after she got shot got hit in the face with a
“I think the one guy who got shot
more than once died. He looked dead to me. I mean, the way they
handled his body after; it just didn't look good, so.”
The eyewitness said the police had it
“locked down”within “a minute or so.”
Thousands are expected to attend the
city's 40th annual gay pride parade Sunday.
of the shooting victims has died.