Police say two men were shot near San Francisco's Tenderloin District Wednesday, but say it appears unrelated to the celebration for the city's World Series champion Giants.
Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Andraychak described the 2:45 p.m. shooting on Turk and Leavenworth streets as "outside the event area." The intersection is over two blocks away from Civic Center Plaza where the post-parade celebration was held.
"It was actually like a couple at first -- pop, pop -- and then like a couple right, the same rhythm right after," said witness Timothy Gatts.
police Chief Greg Suhr said the victims, believed to be Norteno gang members from Union City, came across a rival gang and were shot.
One was critically wounded in the shooting and was undergoing surgery at a hospital Wednesday evening while the other was grazed by a bullet and has already been treated and released, Suhr said.
Police had initially said both victims suffered life-threatening injuries.
No arrests had been made and no suspect information was immediately available in connection with the shooting as of that evening.
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