Police plan extra patrols after park shooting

Alicia Cross
August 5, 2017

One man remained in critical condition Thursday evening and another was treated and released, said Brent Andrew, spokesman for San Francisco General Hospital.

All victims, two men and a minor, were transported to trauma centers, according to police. He wouldn't provide any other details.

Police in San Francisco have told people to stay away from a popular park after three people were injured in a shooting on Thursday (4 August).

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.

Officer Grace Gatpandan, San Francisco is on the lookout for that one gunman who fled the scene after the shooting. Paramedics rushed the the three injured people to a hospital, with one sustaining life-threatening injuries, Fox 2 reported.

The gunfire erupted about 3 p.m. on the west edge of Dolores Park near Church Street, said San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak.

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Nearby resident Antonia Juhasz said she was sitting in the park when she heard a burst of gunshots.

Juhasz said she saw the person firing a handgun from behind the Miguel Hidalgo statue at the park.

She says it was a terrifying moment because people were not reacting, possibly thinking the blasts were fireworks. When asked if the incident appeared to be gang-related, she said, "It does not appear that this is a random event".

Juhasz says she saw someone running off with a handgun and two people bleeding profusely, who emergency workers carried away on stretchers.

No other information has been made available by police.

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