Supervisor Myrna Melgar tweeted Wednesday morning that the shooting occurred just before 10 a.m. inside the train and the suspect ran out of the train at Castro Station and remains free.
He says the shooting took place after a heated verbal altercation between the victim who was killed and the suspect on the train.
The SFPD posted pictures of a person who is interested and asks the person to show up.
Homicide report in the Park area ⚠️
Investigators took video of the incident. The SFPD publishes a still photo of the video, which is an image of a person of interest. The SFPD asks this person to show up and talk to the researchers pic.twitter.com/9lmudSgtJW
– San Francisco Police (@SFPD) June 23, 2022
Eyewitnesses said the second victim, who was injured in the shooting, was not involved in the verbal altercation, Soup. says Melgar. Police do not know how full the train was at the time of the shooting.
Several people we spoke to said they were surprised by the closure and were uncomfortable with the shots fired on the Muni train.
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“I feel like it’s scary to go anywhere, I do not believe in all weapons or definitely not in the military,” said Beverly Schwartz.
While authorities said the shooting was not linked to upcoming Pride events, the death threw a bad start to the festivities as members of the LGBTQ community faced increased threats, including protests in libraries where drag queens read to children. The station where the suspect escaped is located in the heart of the famous San Francisco Castle neighborhood, which is internationally known for its LGBTQ activism.
“There have been horrific incidents across the country, even in the Gulf region. So people are nervous and I’m sure that does not help. People need to be vigilant,” Mandelman said.
“You hear about things all over the country that you never know from the moment they start firing, there’s nowhere to go inside. It’s scary,” said Richard Seto.
The only description of the suspect available at the moment is that he was a man of unknown race, wearing dark clothes, including a hooded jacket. Police are working to retrieve surveillance videos from the train and Castro station.
Supervisor Rafael Madelman, who represents the Castro District, said the victim and the suspect appeared to know each other.
“It’s a cold comfort, but it does not seem to be a coincidence,” he said. “He was not someone who, you know, got on the train and just started firing, which would have been even more horrible. That was quite horrible.”
SFMTA says service has been fully restored at the affected stations, but delays are expected due to Wednesday’s shootings.
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