4 students shot, injured in Excelsior District shooting
SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - San Francisco police responded to a shooting at June Jordan School for Equity, a high school at Brazil & La Grande Avenue in the city's Excelsior District Tuesday Afternoon.
Four students were shot.; three young males and a young female all described as juveniles. The girl is in critical condition. Two of the boys have non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
A third boy who also goes to the school was said to have walked into SFPD Bayview Station with a gunshot wound, according to police. His injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
San Francisco Unified School District released a statement on Wednesday that said all four students received "appropriate medical attention" and are recovering from their injuries.
Police said they were working several leads in the case and that footage from surveillance cameras was playing a role in the case.
At a news conference, police Officer Carlos Manfredi confirmed the shooting happened in the school's parking lot and that the initial call came in at 3:20 p.m. from a school resource officer who said they needed an ambulance. A secondary call came in shortly after that.
The school was placed on lock out,meaning students could not leave and that nobody could enter. Police treated the incident, which happened around the school's dismissal time, as a active shooter situation. They searched each room and determined it was not an active shooter situation.
Four male suspects wearing dark hoodies and jeans were last seen heading westbound on Brazil.
Neighbor Lucy Recinos said she saw and heard the commotion as police arrived at the school. She's lived in the neighborhood for 53 years.
"I was worried because never before, something like this happened," she said. "These days we live in, it's terrible. We never know what's going to happen." She said she was scared.
Police initially said on Twitter at 3:58 p.m. that there was one confirmed victim and that they are investigating and searching for a suspect.
An SF Alert Nixle Alert was put out at 3:42 p.m. The alert indicated public should avoid the area of 325 La Grande Ave. June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts and Technology High School are at that location. A shelter in place has been ordered for residents and nearby businesses.
The situation was cleared shortly after 5 p.m. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
School at June Jordan resumed Wednesday with additional counselors available to students.
#SFPD investigating shots fired @ Brazil & La Grande. 1 Confirmed victim. Shelter in place. SFPD searching for suspect. pic.twitter.com/8gYb9Vi3q7