SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police said two men were shot in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District Wednesday, but it appeared to be unrelated to the celebration for the city’s World Series champion Giants just a few blocks away in the Civic Center Plaza.

Police described the 2:45 p.m. shootings at Turk and Leavenworth streets as “outside the event area.”

SFPD Chief Greg Suhr said the two victims, believed to be Norteno gang members from Union City, came across a rival gang and were shot.

One man was shot in the head and critically wounded, while the other was grazed by a bullet in the torso.

The victim suffering the life-threatening head wound was undergoing surgery Wednesday evening at a local hospital, while the grazing victim was treated and released.

It’s not known what sparked the shooting, but the city’s Gang Task Force was investigating.

No arrests had been made in the case as of Wednesday evening and no suspect information was currently available, police said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. Wire services contributed to this report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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