Police seek gunman who wounded 3 at San Francisco Park

Jon Howard
August 5, 2017

At least one gunman opened fire at a popular San Francisco park today, leaving three people wounded and sending dozens of panicked people running for cover, witnesses and police said.

San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) confirmed on Twitter that there were three victims and all were sent to hospital. One person was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, he said, while the other two were expected to survive. "Two people got hit behind me and luckily I only had a fragment stick to my trousers, so", said Hatter, witness.

Officer Grace Gatpandan, San Francisco is on the lookout for that one gunman who fled the scene after the shooting.

We'll update this story as more information becomes available.

A motive has not been determined for the Thursday shooting.

Antonia Juhasz, another witness, said she was sitting in the park reading when she heard the gunfire.

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Hatter said that he got shot but he escapes the injury the other two who were behind him also got shot.

"I normally can handle (myself) well in these situations, but I was pretty sure I had just lost my life", he said.

The park, which sits on a hill, was crowded with people, including children in a playground and running around the grass.

A witness says the park was packed at the time of the shooting with families and tourists.

She said to the newspaper that she heard popping sounds that she first associated with fireworks. He saw a bloody victim writhing on the ground and a man in a hoodie pulled over his head sprinting away.

No suspect is in custody, and the area is under investigation as an active crime scene; police are asking drivers to avoid the area and are setting up a command post nearby.

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