Manhunt launched after 9 injured in ‘targeted’ mass shooting in San Francisco

A manhunt has been launched by San Francisco police after nine people were shot dead in a “targeted and isolated incident” on Friday night June 9.

When officers arrived at the scene in the bustling Mission neighborhood, “they located multiple sets or multiple victims with apparent gunshot wounds,” said Eve Laokwansathitaya, a public information officer with the San Francisco Police Department, to NBC News early Saturday.

She added that doctors transported the victims to local hospitals. “We can confirm that there are nine victims who were hit by gunfire and they are all expected to survive,” she said.

“We believe this was a targeted and isolated incident,” she said, although she did not provide a motive for the shooting and no arrests were made in connection to the incident.

Laokwansathitaya added that officers arrived at the scene in the neighborhood, often referred to as “The Mission,” shortly after 9 p.m. local time (12 a.m. ET).

Santiago Lerma, legislative aide to Hillary Ronen, who represents District 9 on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, told NBC News affiliate KNTV that he heard the gunshots.

He said he was near the area where the shooting took place with his 3-month-old baby about an hour before the shooting. “Very concerned about the situation,” he said. “It’s very scary.”

Shortly after the shooting in the diverse and historic neighborhood, famous for its live music scene, nightlife and restaurants, the SFPD said on Twitter that there were “no known threats to the public at this time. “.

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