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Search Underway For Gunman Who Wounded 9 People In Drive-By Mass Shooting

San Francisco, CA – A manhunt is underway for the gunman who wounded nine people in a drive-by mass shooting in the city’s bustling Mission District on Friday night.

Sources identified the alleged shooter as Surenos gang member Javier Campos, KNTV reported.

Campos also has an outstanding warrant out of Oakland for homicide, with additional firearms-related warrants out of Alameda County and San Mateo County, according to the news outlet.

The attack occurred in the area of Treat Avenue and 24th Street at about 9 p.m. on June 9 during a block party, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Nine people were wounded.

A 19-year-old woman and seven men ages 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 34, and 35 were among the victims, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

No information was released about the ninth victim.

“We can confirm that there are nine victims that were struck by gunfire and they are all expected to survive,” San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Public Information Officer Eve Laokwansathitaya said, according to Today.

One victim has since been released from the hospital, KNTV reported.

The other eight victims remained hospitalized at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, with one of those victims in critical condition.

Police sources said a security camera in the area captured footage of a Mercedes speeding away from the scene of the shooting, KNTV reported.

The plate number on the vehicle is 9BPT146, according to the news outlet.

Investigators allegedly linked the license plate back to Campos.

San Francisco police described the incident as “targeted and isolated,” KNTV reported.

The block party that was underway at the time of the attack was held to celebrate the sixth anniversary of Dying Breed, a local clothing store, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In an Instagram post in late 2020, the business touted its anti-police stance by hosting a show of “resistance” with an ad showing a cartoon San Francisco police car set ablaze with the acronym “FTP” painted on the side.

The store’s 2020 event, dubbed “No Peace In The Streets: An Evening Of Expressions Of Resistance,” was held to “Represent The Injustice And Resistance That We’ve Been Dealing With Daily,” according to the post.

Dying Breed and another company, Mission Skateboards, released a statement on Sunday about the shooting.

“Dying Breed and Mission [Skateboards] would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to all the victims and our community,” the businesses said. “[It’s] disheartening that someone could be so spiteful. It was a hateful senseless act that has left its mark on the corner that we call home.”

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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