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Gunman on San Francisco subway train kills one person, wounds another

San Francisco police search for gunman in fatal shooting on SF Muni train that closed Castro Station
San Francisco police search for gunman in fatal shooting on SF Muni train that closed Castro Station 02:45

A gunman shot and killed one person and wounded another on a San Francisco subway train Wednesday morning, officials said. Commuters fled the train when it pulled into the station in the city's Castro neighborhood, and authorities are looking for the gunman, police said.

San Francisco Supervisor Myrna Melgar said the suspect ran out of the train while it was in the Castro station.

Overnight, San Francisco police released images of a person of interest in the case. The images were taken from video of the incident, according to a police statement. People who have information about the person were asked to contact investigators.

Though the Castro neighborhood has famed ties to the LGBTQ community, police don't believe the shooting targeted the community or Pride month events, Officer Kathryn Winters of the San Francisco Police Department told reporters.

"This appears to be an isolated incident," Winters said.

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who represents the Castro District, said there was an altercation between people who may have known each other, according to The Associated Press.

Police initially responded to the shooting at a different station in the city's public transit system, known as Muni, at around 10 a.m., Winters said. When officers arrived, the train had already left for the Castro station.

There, one person received aid from first responders and died, Winters said. Another person was transported to a hospital with what Winters described as non-life-threatening injuries.

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Services advised people to stay out of the area "due to police activity."

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority said train service would be resuming after it was suspended near the shooting.

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