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One injured after shooting at San Francisco Pride

Naith Payton June 28, 2015

A bystander was shot in the arm at the Pride celebrations in San Francisco.

Four shots were fired when a group of young men were seen to have an altercation at the United Nations Plaza, and the 64-year-old man was caught in the crossfire.

Police confirmed that the group were unrelated the Pride event.

The man was hospitalised and is in a stable condition.

The San Francisco Police Department said in a statement: “The incident is believed to have started when several groups of men, unrelated to the PRIDE event, got in a verbal argument near or inside the venue.”

Several suspects were detained by police, according to Officer Carlos Manfredi.

It came towards the end of the city’s Pride celebrations, at a concert to mark the finale.

San Francisco has a large LGBT population, and is it known as one the most LGBT-friendly cities in the world, with hundreds of thousands of people attending the annual Pride events.

 

 

More: San Francisco, San Francisco Pride, US

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