Multiple shootings occurred on Sunday evening in San Francisco, resulting in six people being injured. The first incident took place at the intersection of Beach and Stockton Street, opposite Pier 39.
Witnesses reported at least one person being shot around 6:50 p.m. San Francisco Police officers from Central Station quickly responded to the shooting. A few minutes later, a second shooting was reported at Embarcadero and Howard Streets.
Upon arrival, the officers discovered two victims with apparent gunshot wounds. They provided immediate assistance and called for medical personnel, who transported the victims to a local hospital.
During a press briefing that same night, Chief Bill Scott of the San Francisco Police Department confirmed that a total of six individuals were injured in what appeared to be a “car-to-car” shooting involving a black SUV and a white sedan.
Two victims sustained gunshot wounds, one of whom had life-threatening injuries. Additionally, three other victims were harmed by shattered glass resulting from the incident. Two young girls, aged 10 and 16, were also struck by one of the vehicles involved, with one of them sustaining injuries.
Carrie McEachron, a resident of San Francisco, described the chaotic scene, saying, “It sounded like the backfire from a car engine, and then all of a sudden you heard pop, pop, pop, pop, and it didn’t stop; it went pop, pop, pop, pop, 20-25 times.”
McEachron was having dinner with her family near The Ferry Building along The Embarcadero. Police confirmed that the shooting occurred between two moving vehicles: a black SUV being pursued by occupants of a white sedan.
Authorities believe that shots were fired from both vehicles as they raced along The Embarcadero, starting near Pier 39 at Beach and Stockton Streets.
Aushanae Crayton, who witnessed the aftermath after the black SUV crashed, recounted, “I could tell for sure he had been shot, and then I saw the car crash and the bullet holes, and then I was like, this is a whole thing.”
Another witness, Sarah Prusse, who was visiting San Francisco, shared her experience, saying, “We were just ordering our food, and then we heard the gunshots, and I kind of thought it was from the car. Then my mother turned around, and she saw the car flipping over, and that’s like it.”
Individuals staying at a nearby hotel also heard the commotion at The Embarcadero & Howard and described their reactions.
Cindy Jones, visiting from Tennessee with her husband, said, “We were literally just down there at Pier 39 and the parking garage down the street; it sounded like fireworks went off… but then the fear on their faces, and then somebody ran through and said, ‘he’s coming! Shooter,’ so I took off running too.”
The incident left both tourists and locals distressed. McEachron expressed her conflicted feelings, stating, “And we’re in The Embarcadero in San Francisco on a nice night on Sunday night, Father’s Day, and that’s what you hear? And I want to fight for our city, but I want to leave also.”
Chief Scott confirmed that no suspects have been arrested at this time. Anyone with information regarding the shootings is urged to contact the San Francisco Police Department at 415-575-4444 or send a text tip to TIP411, beginning the message with SFPD. Tips can be provided anonymously.