- At least two people were shot and wounded in a mall in Northern California as customers evacuated the building and a public transit station closed.
- Police responded to the shooting after reports around 4 p.m. PDT at Tanforan Mall in San Bruno.
- As a precaution, Bay Area Rapid Transit closed the San Bruno station adjacent to the mall.
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At least two people were shot and wounded at a shopping mall in Northern California, according to news reports, as customers evacuated the building and authorities closed a local transit station.
Brent Andrew, San Francisco General Hospital spokesman, confirmed that the hospital is treating two young male victims with gunshot wounds, the Associated Press reported. One is in serious condition the other is in critical condition.
Police responded to the shooting after reports around 4 p.m. PDT at Tanforan Mall in San Bruno, California. Officers are still on the scene in an active investigation.
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
The public is asked to stay clear of the area surrounding Tanforan Mall in San Bruno. An active police investigation is occurring at the mall and your cooperation of staying away is appreciated. Thank you.
— SouthSanFranciscoPD (@SSFPolice) July 2, 2019
San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini told reporters that he had reason to believe that there were possibly two gunmen, both of whom are currently at large, according to KGO-TV. Barberini said one of the shooters was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt.
He said the shooters “may have been shooting at each other or someone else,” and that the shooting was not an active shooter situation, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
One witness captured video of one of the victims inside the mall.
My coworker got a video of the person who was shot. Prayers out to him pic.twitter.com/bGESOkBygF
— J (@jezsteezy) July 2, 2019
As a precaution, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) closed the San Bruno station adjacent to the mall. BART officials said police searched the trains for “possible suspects related to the situation at San Bruno,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
“The San Bruno station and parking garage remain closed with no estimate yet for reopening,” the BART Twitter account wrote just after 6 p.m. local time. “People who parked in the garage cannot access their cars at this point. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
BART police said officers recovered a weapon following a search on the trains, KGO-TV reported.
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
This is a developing story; check back for more details.