San Francisco shooting in Union Square tourist area leaves at least 1 wounded
At least one person was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries following a shooting at a busy shopping and tourist area in San Francisco on Thursday, according to multiple reports.
San Francisco police closed a “wide area” around Union Square, which is home to high-end retail stores, such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel. The public was asked to avoid the area as authorities conducted an investigation.
“Avoid the area of Union Square (Stockton & Geary) due to Police Activity. Emergency crews are on scene,” the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management tweeted at 8:24 p.m. ET. “Expect traffic delays, consider alternate routes, and allow for additional travel time.”
The complete circumstances of the shooting which began around 8 p.m. EST were not immediately known, according to FOX 2 of the Bay Area.
Authorities said the incident began as an altercation and at least one person has been detained.
This is a developing story