SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - San Francisco police continued the hunt on Friday for the shooter who opened fire and wounded three people in Dolores Park, a popular spot in the Mission that was crowded with parents, children and even a bride and groom taking photos just before the violence broke out.
Investigators were seeking the perpetrators behind the 3 p.m. triple shooting and also trying to determine a motive for Thursday's attack, which turned the normally peaceful park into a chaotic scene of bleeding victims and fleeing visitors. The three who were hurt are 16, 37 and 69. All are male.
Two of the victims were still hospitalized on Friday and the third was released, General Hospital officials said.
Some witnesses said that they saw about half a dozen men wearing bandanas shouting and acting threateningly on a park bridge, moments before the gunshots rang out. San Francisco police are now seeking any video surveillance in the neighborhood to help identify if this was connected to the shooting. Several witnesses said they saw one shooter.
“Boom, boom, boom,” witness Carlos Saneux told KTVU what he heard during the chaos. “Just like in the movie Scarface.”
Antonia Juhasz also heard a “pop pop” sound, which was so jarring because she had just seen a bride and groom taking pictures moments beforehand. “There were kids everywhere,” she told KTVU. “I saw a shooter with a handgun. People were not responding. I think they thought it was fireworks.”
KTVU'S Lisa Fernandez and Alex Savidge contributed to this report.