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Police Make Arrests After Bystander at San Francisco Pride Wounded in Gunfire

Police Make Arrests After Bystander at San Francisco Pride Wounded in Gunfire


San Francisco Police say they've made arrests following the shooting of an innocent bystander attending Pride.


At least three felony arrests were made and four handguns were seized after the shooting of a bystander at San Francisco Pride Saturday, according to San Francisco Police.

A man attending the Pride event was shot and wounded Saturday evening when an argument -- apparently unrelated to the event -- ended in gunfire, according to police. Several teenage men believed to be involved in the dispute were questioned by detectives Saturday night.

So far, police aren't releasing details on the arrests. Cops made a total of 23 arrests on Saturday at the Pride event, and an additional 22 related to Pride but outside the Mission District, mostly for public drunkenness, misdemeanors and outstanding warrants.

Whoever pulled the trigger fired several shots, between Civic Center Plaza and United Nations Plaza. Officer Carlos Manfredi tells The Advocate in an emailed statement that one of those shots wounded the unidentified spectator in the arm.
The 64-year-old man was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and is said to be in stable condition. KPIX-TV reported the wounded man was a vendor, not a spectator.

A witness recorded the frightening scene on a cell phone camera. The video appearing on the San Francisco station's website was shared widely on Instagram:

Another video from the scene posted on YouTube shows people running in panic after the shots rang out.

KPIX-TV reported six teens have been detained and that it is still not known if the clash that led to the shooting was gang-related. There is no word yet on whether a weapon has been recovered.

The call of shots fired first came in just after 6 p.m. near McAllister and Leavenworth Streets, around the time when the event was scheduled to end, reported KNTV.

To see the moment the shots were fired, fast-forward the video below to approximately 34 seconds in.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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