Three men were shot at a nightclub in San Francisco's South Beach neighborhood Saturday morning, according to police.
The shooting occurred at about 1:15 a.m., at the nightclub 330 Ritch, located at 360 Ritch St., about one block from AT&T Park, according to fire officials.
Police said there was a rolling gun battle that began inside the cluband continued into the parking lot on Ritch and Brannan streets.
Two men got into an argument on the dance floor and one pulled out a gun and fired shots and continued shooting outside the building hitting three people, police said.
At least three men were transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds following the shooting, according to police.
San Francisco police officer Carlos Manfredi said investigators do not know what caused the fight.
Tyresa Leader, a witness, described the scene inside the club as chaotic.
“One girl yelled, ‘Oh my God, he’s got a gun,’” she said. "My friend grabbed me, pulled me, before you know it shots were fired. People were down. People were screaming. People running in and out of the club. Blood on the floor, people falling, people screaming.”
The other two victims were treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, while the victim in his 30s remains hospitalized in "critical but stable condition," Manfredi said.
All three of the victims were from the East Bay, authorities said.
The suspects fled the scene before officers arrived and have not been located. No suspect description was available as of Saturday afternoon.
Police are reviewing surveillance footage from the club to see whether the cameras may have captured the shooting, Manfredi said.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444
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