People panicked and began running out of the park. Some dove into the grass, covering their heads. Some people had no immediate reaction because it sounded like fireworks, a witness said. Dolores Park is near a high school and is a popular destination for locals and tourists. First details of investigation revealed that the shooter was in a group of men in San Francisco’s Dolores Park, some of them wearing bandannas on their faces. No arrests have been yet made after incident.
Police at the scene of shooting
Crime scene technicians were going over the scene. People who live near Dolores Park said violence there is rare and shootings all but unheard of. Several witnesses said the shootings happened after about half a dozen men started shouting and acting threateningly on the bridge that leads into the park from 19th and Church streets. The park was “packed with kids, packed with people” at the time, said a witness. Police are still searching for suspects and are asking the public to report anything they saw by calling the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.