A 17-year-old boy shot in the stomach last night in what appears to be an unprovoked shooting near Fort Mason is out of surgery with his condition upgraded to “non-life-threatening.” He may speak to investigators from the Natonal Park Police and FBI as soon as today.
The boy and a 22-year-old woman whose head was grazed by a bullet were both surprised by a black or Latino man wearing jeans and a hoodie who leaped out of the bushes into the midst of 10 to 12 young San Franciscans hanging out in the park, according to Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokeswoman Chris Powell.
After “some interaction” the gunman shot two of the members of the group at around 10 p.m. last night. While the shooting took place adjacent to a youth hostel and the identities of the victims have not been released, Powell states that both of the victims are San Francisco residents — and were not guests at the hostel. Powell said she is unaware if the shooter demanded money or goods prior to opening fire. His age, height, or other relevant information is not currently known.
It appears the shooter and his victims did not know one another. Initial reports that the shooter was among a pack of up to eight men have not been verified.
Since the shooting took place on Fort Mason — part of the GGNRA — it is being investigated by the Park Police, who have called in the FBI for assistance.