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Man charged in San Francisco mass shooting that injured 9

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Police investigate the scene of a shooting at 24th Street and Treat Avenue in San Francisco on June 8. | Source: Courtesy photo

A Richmond man was charged Friday in connection with a mass shooting in San Francisco’s Mission District in June that left nine people injured.

Javier Campos, 23, faces one count of discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle and causing great bodily injury, eight counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm and causing great bodily injury, and three counts of unlawful firearm possession, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office said.

The charges allege that the shooting was carried out for the benefit of a criminal street gang and that Campos was out on bail in another case when the shooting occurred on June 9.

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Javier Campos, 23, has been charged in the mass shooting that occurred near the corner of 24th Street and Treat Avenue, close to the store Dying Breed in the Mission District in San Francisco, on June 9. | Source: Courtesy photo

Authorities say two gunmen fired out of a car moving down a busy street that night, hitting nine victims. Several victims suffered life-threatening injuries, but all survived.

“The Mission District shooting was horrifying and once again demonstrates the horrors of gun violence,” District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said in a statement. “My office will continue to prosecute these types of acts to the fullest extent.”

“I could see one victim,” a witness who lives at the intersection told The Standard in June. They asked not to be named for fear of retribution. “I heard the shooting loud and clear but didn’t visually witness it. The corner where I live is now yellow-taped; cops taking notes and looking for spent rounds, I think. [A victim] was being tended to by three people until emergency response came. It looked very serious.”

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Police take security measures after multiple people were shot on Friday night near the store Dying Breed at 3045 24th St. in the Mission District on June 9. | Source: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Campos is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon. Prosecutors plan to ask that he be detained pending trial because he poses a threat to public safety if released.

If convicted on all charges, Campos faces a potential life sentence in state prison, prosecutors said.

The investigation is still active, and police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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