Police seek gunman who wounded 3 at San Francisco Park
Aug 05 2017
Witnesses say the park was packed at the time of the shooting with families and tourists who ran seeking cover.
The park, which sits on a hill, was crowded with people, including children in a playground and running around the grass.
The gunshots rang out at around 3:00pm in Dolores Park near the statue of Miguel Hidalgo in the city's Mission District Thursday. "Literally, just a moment of glimpsing up and seeing one person raising their gun to my face - that's when 6 or 7 rounds got shot off - and I just took off running".
Two of the three victims who were shot are men and are in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital, authorities said.
"I normally can handle (myself) well in these situations, but I was pretty sure I had just lost my life", Hatter said.
No other information has been made available by police.
Hatter, a witness who goes by that name, told the SF Gate that he saw some park regulars confront the group of men.
Then she saw a man holding a gun. 3 shooting victims at this time.
Juhasz, a writer and freelance journalist says,"At first, people didn't totally react because it sounded like fireworks", she said she also shouted, "I was yelling at people, 'It's actually a gun, it's actually a gun".
Juhasz said the police responded quickly to the incident. He saw a bloody victim writhing on the ground and a man in a hoodie pulled over his head sprinting away.
Jason Lopezjones, a resident of the neighborhood, said that he heard at least six gunshots.