1 dead, 1 injured in Muni shooting in San Francisco

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

The person is wearing a black jacket, white sneakers, dark pants and a black shirt while driving a Muni light rail vehicle. He also has blue headphones and a red backpack. The police ask this person to come forward and speak to the 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 a.m. just at the Forest Hill Muni station as she headed for the Castro stop, a San Francisco police spokesperson told SFGATE in a statement. Police arrived at the scene of the shooting around 10 a.m., according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, who said police activity shut down subway service between 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 tweet from a San Francisco police officer, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The individual is currently at Zuckerberg San Francisco General.

According to a statement from Melgar, a preliminary police report revealed that “the suspect and 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 crime” or related in any way to Pride.

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

“The incident that happened this morning is troubling and is another reason we need to do more to prevent gun violence,” Melgar said in his statement. “There are too many guns in our society, turning a verbal argument into a senseless death of a young life.”

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