2 in custody after gun battle along San Francisco's waterfront

Two people are in custody in connection with what's being described as a rolling gun battle between two cars along San Francisco's waterfront, a supervisor said on Monday.

Two people from Pittsburg who were hospitalized after the chaos are in custody, said Supervisor Aaron Peskin. He said San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott had said the two people were linked to a black Chevy Blazer that was involved in the shooting on a mile-and-a-half stretch of the city's waterfront area on the Embarcadero that's popular with tourists.

The wild shootout happened in an area "where there's a lot of restaurants and this is a destination, so this could have been much worse than it was," said Supervisor Matt Dorsey. "To me, it's a miracle, when you have two cars that are engaged in a gun battle down Embarcadero."

A source close to the case told KTVU the two in custody are a man and a woman who are believed to have been in the SUV when they were shot during the gun battle.

No more information was immediately released. Police are still seeking the occupants of a white sedan that was allegedly involved in the gunfire.

Six people – including four bystanders – were injured in the 6:45 p.m. Father's Day shooting by Beach and Stockton Streets. Police investigated along a crime scene that stretched about a mile long. 

In addition to the shooting victims, Scott told reporters on Sunday that three other people were cut by glass shards after gunfire struck the windows of nearby vehicles; and a 10-year-old girl walking her bike across the street with a 16-year-old was hit by one of the involved cars.

She is expected to be OK.


Rolling gun battle near San Francisco's Pier 39 injures 6; including 10-year-old girl

San Francisco police are investigating a car-to-car shooting that left at least two people with gunshot wounds near Pier 39 – and four other bystanders injured, including a young girl walking her bike across the Embarcadero.

Scott stressed that the shooting did not appear to be random and that the shooters were targeting each other. 

The tourist area was crowded with people enjoying the holiday weekend.

"We were driving, and we thought we heard fireworks," said a man who didn't want to give his name. "Two cars are shooting at each other and then bullets came through the windshield. I yelled to my sister to get on the ground. We jumped on the ground, opened the doors jumped out the back."  

He said the ordeal was quite scary and his "life kind of flashed before my eyes."  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP 411.

Fire personnel arrive near Pier 39 after a shooting. June 18, 2023 

A car door is left open after a shooting in San Francisco near Pier 39. June 18, 2023