UPDATE: SFPD releases photos of suspect in fatal SF Muni shooting Metro News


SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police are looking for the shooter Wednesday in a fatal shooting on a Muni subway train that interrupted service between Castro and West Portal stations for hours.

SF Muni shooting investigation
The shooting of SF Muni is being investigated by the SFPD at Castro Station.


The SFMTA Twitter account posted shortly after 10 a.m. that police activity was causing delays from the Muni subway to Castro station. Shuttles provided service between West Portal and Embarcadero stations.

There were initial reports from the Citizen app of a possible shooting on a Muni subway train, but at the time San Francisco police did not confirm any details regarding police activity.

San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar later confirmed the shooting, saying she was “told by the SFPD that a shooting occurred inside the train.” The double shooting occurred between Forest Hill and Castro stations.

She went on to say that two victims were shot, one died and the second victim was taken to an area hospital. She said police are looking for the suspect who fled the train at Castro station.

She noted there was no active shooter at the time, but confirmed the suspect was still at large.

Police later confirmed that one gunshot victim, a 27-year-old man, was dead when officers arrived at the scene. The second victim, a 70-year-old bystander, was transported to SF General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

SFPD Muni shooting investigation
SFPD Muni shooting investigation.


Police also said they believed the shooting resulted from an argument and was not random and that there was a prior motive between the parties to the incident.

San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman Kathryn Winters said the shooting was not a hate crime and had no connection to any threat to the LGBTQ+ community in the days leading up to the festivities. SF Pride weekend.

“I just really want to assure, once again, that members of our LGBTQ community and those who visit our city from around the world for San Francisco Pride, that this incident does not appear to be Pride-related or to target our LGBTQ community. “Winters said.

Police also said the suspect was a male of unknown race wearing dark clothing and a hooded jacket.

Castro Station was closed for the next few hours for the police investigation, reopening shortly before 2 p.m. Muni subway service between West Portal and Castro stations was halted during this time, according to the SFMTA. Inbound and outbound subway service provided between Church and Embarcadero stations, with shuttle buses supporting subway service between West Portal and Van Ness stations.

The shooting sent shock waves through the Castro community.

“I’m just sad. There’s so much violence right now,” San Francisco resident Judy Golden said.

Although police said it was an isolated incident, local workers and residents said the shooting would make them rethink their journey home.

“It’s really disturbing to work where this just happened, even if it’s an isolated incident,” said Sharon Malka, who works at a Castro District SoulCycle site. “I’m definitely thinking about driving more, walking. Finding other alternatives to get where I need to go.”

Late Wednesday evening, police released a photo of a man they believe was a person of interest in the case.

Surveillance photo of a person of interest in a fatal shooting on a Muni subway train on June 22, 2022.

San Francisco Police Department

Authorities are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has video of what happened to contact the San Francisco Police Department.



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