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Shooting, fires in San Francisco follow 49ers’ NFC Championship Game win

A crowd of red and gold clad sports fans celebrate in a city intersection.
Jubilant San Francisco 49ers fans flooded streets in the city’s Mission District Sunday night after the team’s NFC Championship Game win over the Detroit Lions earned it a Super Bowl berth against the Kansas City Chiefs Feb. 11 in Las Vegas. | Source: Courtesy of Hal Gordon/@AsHotDog

A shooting and several fires are under investigation Monday after jubilant celebrations in the wake of Sunday’s San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship Game win.

At 11:57 p.m., officers responded to Folsom Street between 24th and 25th streets near closed-off traffic corridors for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a person suffering from a gunshot wound.

According to preliminary information, a person fired a shot into a vehicle, and a person inside it retaliated by shooting back. One patient was taken to a hospital for treatment, San Francisco Fire Lt. Mariano Elias told The Standard. The condition of the victim, identified by police as a 31-year-old man, was not immediately available Monday morning.

Earlier that night, other incidents drew first responders to the neighborhood. Around 9:10 p.m. Sunday, San Francisco firefighters responded to a two-vehicle collision at Cesar Chavez and Alabama streets. They arrived to find an SUV had rolled on its side. Three patients, including one not wearing a seatbelt, were treated at the scene.

Firefighters also responded to three small fires within 90 minutes Sunday night. The fires reportedly involved Christmas trees and other debris.

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The first fire happened at 10:19 p.m. in the middle of a roadway near Fell and Broderick streets. The other fires were at 10:59 p.m. at 19th and Shotwell streets and 11:37 p.m. at 17th and Texas streets, Lt. Elias said.

By midnight, California Highway Patrol officers had reopened several off-ramps for Interstate 280 and Highway 101 that had been preplanned for closure to assist San Francisco police with celebratory traffic, CHP Officer Mark Andrews told The Standard.