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San Francisco Mayor Breed says 'horrific' Mission District mass shooting raises 'questions and concerns'

Suspect at large after targeted San Francisco Mission District shooting injures 9
Suspect at large after targeted San Francisco Mission District shooting injures 9 01:30

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mayor London Breed weighed in Saturday morning on the San Francisco Mission District shooting that injured nine people Friday evening, saying the incident was still under investigation.

The mayor tweeted an update about the shooting at around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, saying that the shooting was still under investigation.

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"I know there are a lot of questions and concerns in the community, and people want answers," the tweet read. "We are still working to understand exactly what happened and why and we will share information as soon as we can."  

San Francisco police said they responded to a shooting scene near 24th Street and Treat Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. at a block party. Authorities initially confirmed several people suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to a local hospital, but their condition was not known as of 11 p.m. 

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Police later said at around 11:24 p.m. that nine people were injured in what they described as a targeted shooting. While the SFPD Twitter account posted that all the victims were expected to survive their injuries, Deputy Chief Raj Vaswani said there were life-threatening injuries.

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Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital said one of the victims remained in critical condition as of Saturday afternoon. Another was said to be in serious condition, four were in fair condition and three had already been discharged. 

"No lives were lost. Thank you to all our City workers who responded to this horrific event in the Mission," Breed said. 

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"This kind of violence on our streets is unacceptable. People should feel safe to go out in San Francisco without fear of being victims of gun violence," Police Chief William Scott said Saturday. "Our investigators are working diligently on this case and we will have a visible police presence moving forward in the community where this occurred." 

Breed also thanked all the police, paramedics and staff at San Francisco General Hospital "who responded quickly to this shooting."

Vaswani said more information would be provided by San Francisco police at some point Saturday morning.  

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