Authorities are looking for the gunman who opened fire Wednesday on a San Francisco train, killing one person and injuring another, officials said.
This morning, Terrible news on the MUNI between Forest Hill and Castro Station, we have been informed by the SFPD that a shooting occurred inside the train, according to Myrna Melgar, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
MUNI is San Francisco's network of fuel-efficient buses, light rail trains, historic streetcars and iconic cable cars.
Two of the victims were shot. One is dead and the second victim is in the hospital. Melgar said the perpetrator ran out of the train at Castro station.
Too many, she added.
The shooting occurred shortly after 10 a.m. San Francisco police said in a statement.
The officers responded to the Forest Hill Station and learned the shooting occurred on a train headed for the Castro Station.
The officers found two victims. The surviving victim was taken to the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.
The second victim died at the scene despite fire personnel's lifesaving measures, police said.
The shooting did not seem to be related to Pride festivities or targeting the LGBTQ community, police said.
The shooter, police said, wore dark clothing with a hooded jacket.
The trains between the West Portal and Castro stations were stopped in both directions due to ongoing police activity, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. The agency said Wednesday that normal operations at the Castro Station were resumed but that riders should expect residual delays.
The San Francisco police said they were investigating a shooting in the area of Market and Castro.