One woman was killed and two men were injured Wednesday morning after a gunman opened fire at a crime-plagued intersection in the Ocean View neighborhood of San Francisco, California.
San Francisco Gate reported that the shooting occurred at 10:40am at Plymouth Avenue and Broad Street, and the gunshots may have been fired from a car.
Gwen Brown, executive director of a nearby nonprofit group called Inner City Youth. Neighbors, said the female victim was well known in the community and lived just a few feet from where she was shot. She was often seen collecting recycling and may have been doing just that when she was shot.
“I feel violated,” Brown said. “Ten-forty in the morning? What were you trying to prove? And that poor lady. She was one house away from her front door. She literally died looking at her apartment building.”
The two male victims are being treated for non-life threatening injuries. One of them was working for a cleaning company doing a project in the area when he was shot. Brown said she was in her building with her staff when she heard the gunshot.
“We came out and saw people on the ground,” Brown said. “It was chaotic. It just felt so random. It wasn’t like a car driving off or anything like that. I was hesitant to go over there because I didn’t know what was happening, and I just saw these guys on the ground and they were moaning.”
“The lady, she was just going home,” Brown said. “She lived right there. Her sister came out and she didn’t know what was happening, and then she walked up and saw it was her sister and started screaming.”
The gunman is still at large at this time. We will update you further as this story develops.