Police hunt for suspects after 4 students shot at S.F. high schools

SAN FRANCISCO — Police continued hunting for four suspects in a shooting at two San Francisco high schools Wednesday, a day after gunfire erupted as classes ended, leaving four students injured — one seriously.

Several shots were fired around 3:20 p.m. local time Tuesday into a group of students in a parking lot on a campus shared by the June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts and Technology High School, according to police.

The incident, which prompted teachers to shove students into classrooms and barricade doors, left one girl seriously hurt and three boys with minor injuries, according to San Francisco General Hospital.

Brent Andrews, a spokesman for the hospital, said he could not provide information on the victims' identities or the specific nature of their injuries because they are minors. Carlos Manfredi, a San Francisco Police Department spokesman, confirmed all four victims were shot and one of them, a girl, suffered life-threatening injuries after being wounded in the upper extremities.

Police believe one of the victims was targeted, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Four suspects were seen fleeing from the scene, according to police. It's unclear how many shooters were involved.

Students interviewed by the paper described a scene of chaos as about six shots rang out at the campus in the city's Excelsior District. Unsure of where the gunfire was coming from, students hunkered down in bolted classrooms as police combed the area.


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