San Francisco: Police shooting under investigation


SAN FRANCISCO – A police shooting was reported in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday evening, authorities said.

The city issued an alert about 5:20 p.m. advising people to avoid Fifth and Market streets because of “police activity.” BART briefly closed its Powell Street station for the same reason.

About 6:40 p.m., the San Francisco Police Department confirmed in a tweet that an “officer-involved shooting” had occurred in the area.


Please avoid the area of Market/5th Streets as we conduct an OIS investigation. PIOs are on scene currently. Media Staging is at 5th/Market.

We will work to provide pertinent updates as they become available.

— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) November 18, 2020

A police spokesperson told KPIX a man was taken to a hospital and was still alive.

In the aftermath of the shooting, an officer raised his hand to show a crowd of onlookers that a knife had been recovered at the scene, witnesses told the news station.

Additional information was not immediately available.

Check back for updates.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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