One person was killed and four others were wounded in a shooting that took place outside a strip club in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. The incident, which occurred on Sunday night, is believed to have been a targeted attack, according to the police.
The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. near Broadway and Columbus, in the vicinity of The Condor Club, a popular strip club. The identity of the victims has not been disclosed, except for the deceased individual, a 23-year-old man from Solano County. The injured parties include two 24-year-old men from Sacramento County, a 22-year-old man from Alameda County, and a 20-year-old woman from Contra Costa County.
Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots, with a tourist from Great Britain stating that there may have been as many as a dozen shots fired. Police discovered a firearm near a nearby liquor store but have not released any information regarding potential suspects or the motive behind the shooting. The management of The Condor Club stated that the establishment was not involved in the incident and is fully cooperating with the police investigation.
Videos captured by witnesses after the shooting depict the victim lying on Columbus Avenue. Wayne Mitchell, who was present at the scene, described seeing a black SUV and an individual shooting at a person on a scooter. The shooter attempted to drag the victim into the vehicle but ultimately left the scene. Despite efforts by officers to revive him, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The North Beach Business Association acknowledged that violence in the area had been a problem in previous years but stated that such incidents had been rare in recent times. They expressed concern about the shooting but did not consider it indicative of a larger pattern or trend.