News (USA)

Shooting at San Francisco gay pride event leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

Shooting at San Francisco gay pride event leaves 1 dead, 2 injured
Photo via twitpic @sharayray

Updated: 2 p.m PDT.

One man was fatally injured and two other people wounded in a shooting in San Francisco’s Castro District late Saturday night during the “Pink Saturday” gay pride events.

Police arrested a 19-year old man in connection with the shooting, though it’s not clear what prompted the violence, reports KNTV.

Investigators say it is too early to know if the shooting was motivated because of anything related to Gay Pride weekend. So far they are not calling the shootings a hate crime and pride celebrations were scheduled to continue as planned for Sunday.

Update: The San Francisco medical examiner’s office announced Sunday afternoon that 19-year-old Stephen Powell had died from his injuries. The other two people were shot in the leg.

San Francisco police said that the shooting was not a hate crime, but the result of some sort of personal dispute.

SFPD spokesman Samson Chan said it appears that the shooter knew at least one of the three victims.

The shooting occurred on Market Street near Castro Street in front of Pottery Barn and The Cafe nightclub, according to witnesses.

This weekend is Gay Pride weekend in San Francisco. It marks its 40th anniversary this year.

Photo credit.

Don't forget to share:

Support vital LGBTQ+ journalism

Reader contributions help keep LGBTQ Nation free, so that queer people get the news they need, with stories that mainstream media often leaves out. Can you contribute today?

Cancel anytime · Proudly LGBTQ+ owned and operated

Judge OKs anti-gay evangelist to distribute bibles at Minnesota pride event

Previous article

Russian police arrest activists for staging unsanctioned gay pride rally

Next article