San Francisco High School Shooting: Manhunt Underway For Four Suspects [Breaking]

San Francisco High School Shooting: Manhunt Underway For Four Suspects [Breaking]

Several shots were fired at the June Jordan School for Equity, a San Francisco high school, on Tuesday afternoon. Although students thought perhaps someone was playing a prank at first, the incident left one girl in critical condition and three others injured. Four male suspects, said to be wearing dark hoodies and jeans, fled the scene, and a manhunt is currently underway. Suspects on loose in San Francisco High School shooting – https://t.co/W78rHW4yga pic.twitter.com/SgmziJUtcj — 24Indianews (@24_india) October 19, 2016 The San Francisco Gate (SFGate) reports that the incident occurred just after 3:20 p.m. The school was placed on lock down shortly after, while teachers pushed students into classrooms and locked the room doors. Authorities began canvassing the area and gathering information, and it appears, according to police, that the incident was not random. One of the teenagers shot, a 15-year-old female, may have been the target. Four teenagers have been injured in a shooting at a San Francisco high school. #9News https://t.co/QKvOszel9R — Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) October 19, 2016 Three of the four victims, all teenage boys, were taken to the San Francisco General Hospital. One of the boys walked into the local police station with a gunshot wound, and was taken to get a medical checkup. The female victim was also taken to the hospital. According to San Francisco Police Officer Carlos Manfredi, has critical injuries to her upper body. “One female victim has life-threatening injuries to her upper torso.” Brent Andrews, spokesperson for the hospital, stated that he couldn’t disclose the names of any of the victims or any details surrounding their injuries, given their ages. However, he did confirm that the female victim is suffering “life-threatening injuries.” Karwin Sui, spokesperson for the the San Francisco Unified School District, stated that it’s an isolated incident, and that suspects aren’t likely to target the school again. “There were four perpetrators who were targeting a particular individual, who suffered injuries and is being cared for. Two other bystanders also suffered injuries.” As of Wednesday afternoon, police are still searching for the four suspects. FOX News reports that the suspects are probably teenagers, who were last seen running away from the school within minutes after the shooting. Some of the students who were interviewed after the ordeal, described it as “chaos.” They said they weren’t sure where the gun shots were coming from, but they heard around six of them. Some of the kids thought it was merely a prank, while others hid under desks or ran into the nearest classroom. Four students injured in San Francisco high school shooting https://t.co/BUT4pyrNWz pic.twitter.com/O0tMYy5rrG — People Magazine (@people) October 19, 2016 The school reopened today. Grief counselors and support staff were on hand to help students deal with the situation. The school also added extra security as an added precaution. June Jordan HS will be open tomorrow with added support for students and staff. — SF public schools (@SFUnified) October 19, 2016 The suspects are not students at June Jordan, but likely knew the female victim somehow. So far, the motive is unclear. Investigators continue to piece together the details. Anyone with information should call the San Francisco Police Department or 911 immediately. The story is ongoing. Check back shortly for additional details. [Featured Photo by Lukas Gojda/Shutterstock]

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