Published: Sat, August 05, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

Injured in Dolores Park Shooting

Injured in Dolores Park Shooting

- San Francisco police continued the hunt on Friday for the shooter who opened fire and wounded three people in Dolores Park, a popular spot in the Mission that was crowded with parents, children and even a bridge and groom taking photos just before the violence broke out.

The police department added that three people had been victims of the incident "at this time" and that all of the injured were being transported to hospital. One man is in critical condition, another was treated and released and the third victim is a teenage boy.

Witnesses saw several people speeding away from the park in a auto, a police spokeswoman told SFGate.

Police say the gunmen has not been captured.

No other information has been made available by police. SFGate reported. Soon after, witnesses said, one of the men pulled out a handgun and fired six to seven rounds in rapid succession.

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

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

A motive has not been determined for the Thursday shooting.

Then she saw a man holding a gun.

Juhasz, a writer and freelance journalist says,"At first, people didn't totally react because it sounded like fireworks", she said she also shouted, "I was yelling at people, 'It's actually a gun, it's actually a gun".

Two people directly behind Hatter were struck by bullets, one in the head and one in the leg, he said.

In the hours following the shooting, crime scene technicians combed the scattered mess of backpacks and clothing surrounded the base of the Miguel Hidalgo statue where the three victims were shot.

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