Three people were shot Thursday at a park in San Francisco, a city on the U.S. West Coast, and police asked for help to find the gunman at large.
Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew says another man has been released and that the third victim, also a male, is a minor. One person was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, he said, while the other two were expected to survive.
Two people directly behind him were struck, one in the head and another in the leg, Hatter said, while he escaped with a leg injury, possibly from a fragment of a ricocheting bullet.
A shooting in Dolores Park around 3:05pm has led police to restrict traffic in the area this afternoon.
Police are now searching for several suspects and will stay at the park this evening to investigate, KPIX reported.
Dolores Park turned into a chaotic scene when an unknown suspect fired shots into the crowd gathered at the popular tourist destination on Thursday evening.
According to the witnesses, about half dozen of males started shouting and try to threaten everyone in the park. they were standing at the park bridge, their face was covered, only eyes were visible. People began to run after realizing that it's an actual gunshot.
Then she saw a man holding a gun.
Antonia Juhasz, a witness, told local media that she saw a shooter firing with a handgun from behind a statue at the park, which was packed with kids and their parents at the time.
"We do know that suspects fled the scene, but we're not entirely sure which direction", San Francisco Police spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan told the San Francisco Examiner.
"At first people didn't totally react because it sounded like fireworks", said Juhasz, a writer and freelance journalist.