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Two Union City Residents Injured in San Francisco Shooting

Police said the victims are believed to be Norteno gang members who came across a rival gang.

By Bay City News Service

SAN FRANCISCO — Two people were injured, one critically, in a shooting in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, police Chief Greg Suhr said.

The shooting was reported at about 2:45 p.m. at Turk and Leavenworth streets, just a few blocks away from a large celebration in Civic Center Plaza for the Giants' World Series title.

Suhr said the victims, believed to be Norteno gang members from Union City, came across a rival gang and were shot.

One was critically wounded in the shooting and was undergoing surgery at a hospital Wednesday evening while the other was grazed by a bullet and has already been treated and released, Suhr said.

Police had initially said both victims suffered life-threatening injuries.

No arrests had been made and no suspect information was immediately available in connection with the shooting as of this evening.

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Zinn November 07, 2012 at 10:30 PM
And how do you know? I find no reports other than what was reported above..
jcl November 08, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Because one of the victims happens to be my brother
hyo November 08, 2012 at 07:43 PM
How is johnson doing?
Zinn November 08, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Are you saying the shooter opened fire for no reason? Did he mistake your brother for being a gang member? Was the shooter a gang member?
jcl November 08, 2012 at 11:49 PM
He is doing great given the circumstances, healing well and expected to fully recover with the exception of living forever with pices of the bullet lodged in his body @zinn no one knows who the shooter is therefor I have no idea if he is or is not a gang member.

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