1 dead, 1 injured in Muni shooting in San Francisco

UPDATE, June 22, 10:27 pm San Francisco police released images of a person of interest in a fatal shooting on a Muni train Wednesday morning.

The person is seen wearing a black jacket, white sneakers, dark pants and a black shirt while riding a Muni light rail vehicle. He also has blue headphones and a red backpack. Police are asking this person to come forward and speak with investigators.

A 27-year-old man was killed and a 70-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.

One person is dead and a second injured after a shooting inside a Muni train in San Francisco, officials said.

The shooting took place at 9:56 am right at the Forest Hill Muni station as it was heading toward the Castro stop, a San Francisco police spokesperson told SFGATE in a statement. Police arrived at the scene of the shooting at about 10 am, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which said that police activity has shuttered subway service between the West Portal and Castro stations in both directions.

San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar wrote on Twitter that the shooting occurred inside a train. One person was reportedly killed at the scene. The second individual, according to a San Francisco police officer’s tweet, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The individual is currently at Zuckerberg San Francisco General.

According to a statement by Melgar, a preliminary police report found that “the suspect and the victim were in a heated verbal argument.” A San Francisco police spokesperson confirmed to reporters that the shooting does not appear to be a “hate-motivated crime” or tied to Pride in any way.

Officers are still searching for the suspect who escaped from the Castro Muni station. Surveillance footage from the station shows the alleged shooter, police said. The suspect was seen wearing “dark clothing and a hooded jacket,” a San Francisco police spokesperson said.

“The incident that took place this morning is unnerving and yet another reason why we need to do more to prevent gun violence,” Melgar said in her statement. “There are too many guns out in our society, escalating a verbal argument into a senseless death of a young life.”

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