3 People Shot, One Critically Wounded In San Francisco Castro District During Gay Pride "Pink Saturday" Event

FOX40- KTXL Sacramento and SFGate are reporting that that 3 to 4 people were in the Castro late last night during Pink Saturday celebrations.

Police responded to reports of multiple gunshots fired at Castro and Market Streets along the 2300 block in front of “The Cafe,” a popular gay nightclub. A teenage male sustained life-threatening injuries and two other individuals were wounded.  A 19-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the shooting and a weapon was recovered, KGO-AM reported.

Saturday evening’s shooting was a flashback to a similar incident that occurred during a public event on Halloween in 2006. The shooting, believed to be gang-related, led to the cancellation of future Halloween events in San Francisco’s predominantly-gay Castro district.

PLEASE be aware and be careful out there everyone……


Will Kohler

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