San Bruno Mall Shooting
At least 4 people were injured on Tuesday when one, possibly two, gunmen opened fire at the Tanforan Mall in San Bruno, California. Police believe one of them fled on the BART train to Oakland. Two of the juveniles that were shot were transported to the hospital, two others had unknown injuries but were treated and released. The suspects are still at large.
Police responded to the call of an active shooter at the Tanforan mall in San Bruno at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Please stay out of the Tanforan area – San Bruno Police Department is on scene investigating a shooting. We will update when we have more information. Thank you— San Bruno Police (@SanBrunoPolice) July 2, 2019
We have received reports of an active shooter at Tanforan Mall outside San Bruno station. As precaution, trains are not stopping and the station is closed. Trains are running through San Bruno. https://t.co/yukgvu5Leb— SFBART (@SFBART) July 2, 2019
Police found two juvenile victims on the second level of the mall, near the food court. Two other people were injured, treated and released.
According to CBSlocal,
San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said it’s believed the shooting was a targeted shooting that possibly involved two separate shooters, and not a random mass shooting attempt. The shooters were armed with handguns and still at large as of 7 p.m.
The shooting victims, both juvenile African-American males, were taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, according to San Bruno Fire Chief David Cresta. One of the victims was listed in critical condition and the other was listed in serious but stable condition, according to officials.
Cresta said both victims suffered gunshot wounds to the lower extremities. Two additional people who were hurt during the incident were treated and released, but their injuries were unknown, Cresta said.
The San Bruno BART station was closed, and police locked down the parking garage to do a thorough search of the area. San Bruno is about 12 miles south of downtown San Francisco. BART officials believe at least one of the shooters may have escaped on the train to Oakland.
Armed officers head into 12th St. BART station in #Oakland as police cleared a train searching for possible suspects related to #SanBruno #Tanforan shooting. @SFBART says the station is now OPEN https://t.co/RzGTpPHTdE pic.twitter.com/qW4gXo7GDn— KPIX 5 (@KPIXtv) July 3, 2019
The San Bruno BART station finally reopened at 8:10 p.m. The parking garage was closed for four hours, and reopened after the search, leaving patrons to find a place to hang out until they could retrieve their cars. The 12th Street Oakland line was reopened at around 5:10 p.m. Tanforan mall was closed Tuesday night, but was set to reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The suspects are still at large.
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