One was killed and one injured in a shooting on a Muni train between Forest Hill and Castro stations, a San Francisco supervisor confirmed.
Supervisor Myrna Melga tweeted on Wednesday morning that a shooting occurred inside the train. The suspect ran off at Castro station and remains at large.
The incident happened after a heated verbal exchange between the suspect and the victim.
Eyewitnesses confirmed that the second victim in the shooting was not involved in the argument, Sup. Melgar says.
People are haunted and anxious about the incident that happened on the Muni train.
“I feel like it’s scary to go out anywhere, I don’t believe in all the guns or certainly not the military-style ones,” said Beverly Schwartz.
The shooting caused heightened alertness for the LGBTQ community as Pride celebrations come to a start. However, authorities confirmed that the Muni train shooting is not connected to any upcoming Pride events.
“There have been horrible incidents around the country and even in the Bay Area. So people are nervous, and I’m sure this doesn’t help. People should be alert,” said Mandelman.
“You hear about stuff around the country you never know once they start shooting there’s nowhere to go in there. It is scary,” said Richard Seto.
The only description the police have of the suspect at this time is that it was a man of unknown race, wearing dark clothes and a hooded jacket.
Police are currently retrieving surveillance videos from the train and Castro Station.
Casto District’s supervisor Rafael Mandelman said that the victim and the suspect know each other.
“It’s cold comfort, but it does not appear that this was random,” he said. “It was not someone who, you know, got on the train and just started shooting, which would have been even more horrible. This was horrible enough.”
SFMTA says service is fully restored to the affected stations by delays should be expected.