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SFPD Releases ‘Person of Interest’ Photo in Fatal Muni Shooting
Monday, July 04, 2022

SFPD Releases ‘Person of Interest’ Photo in Fatal Muni Shooting

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San Francisco police released a photo of a “person of interest” in the shooting on a Muni train Wednesday morning that killed a man and left another hospitalized. 

SFPD said officers responded at 9:56 a.m. to a report of a shooting at the Forest Hill Muni station. When police arrived, the train had already left the station. Officers followed the train to the Castro station, where they found two victims on a Muni train. 

Police said that one victim, a 70-year-old man, was transported to General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The second victim, a 27-year-old man, died on the scene despite an attempt by firefighters to save him.

Authorities described the suspect, who has yet to be found, as a man wearing dark clothing and a hooded jacket. “The SFPD is releasing a still photo of the video, which is an image of a person of interest,” police tweeted late Wednesday evening, along with the images. The SFPD is asking this person to come forward and speak with them.

Investigators said this incident appears to be isolated and not related to Pride festivities or targeting the LGBTQ+ community. 

Supervisor Myrna Melgar told The Chronicle that the suspected shooter and another man were in a heated dispute prior to the gunfire. She said the shooter shot the man he was arguing with and the second victim was not involved in the dispute.

Police ask anyone with information about what happened to call the SFPD tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text TIP411.

On Twitter, state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, condemned the shooting.

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“Until we reduce easy access to guns in this country,” he wrote, “these horrific tragedies will continue.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Sarah Wright can be reached at [email protected].
Vince Bielski can be reached at [email protected].
Contributors: Camille Cohen, Sophie Bearman.
  • “Investigators said this incident appears to be isolated and not related to Pride festivities or targeting the LGBTQ+ community. ” where did this come from? The guy was black and the guy he shot was black? Are all black people gay? Must have missed that memo.

    “When police arrived, the train had already left the station.” -AND… SFMTA is completely mystified as to why Prop A didn’t pass… someone was literally shot on a train, and the train kept going. I’ve ridden MUNI for 30 years, if a gun went off on a even a two car train, everyone (including the driver) would know it.

    The SFPD is asking this person to come forward and speak with them. – YUP, that’s going to happen… actually it might, when Chesa gets back from his vacay in South America and Europe after being fired. Typically, when most people get fired, they are stressed out, and wondering what to do next. Not our good ole’ friend Chesa, let’s take a month long vacay across the world! Sounds like a true socialist to me.

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