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2 Hurt In Shooting Aboard Muni Bus In San Francisco

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Police at the scene of a double shooting on a San Francisco Muni Bus. (CBS)

Police at the scene of a double shooting on a San Francisco Muni Bus. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two people were hospitalized after being shot while aboard a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus in the city’s Inner Mission District Sunday night, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting on a stationary Muni bus at Mission and Valencia streets around 10 p.m., according to police.

A 25-year-old woman was shot in the torso, and a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg, police said.

“The victim and the suspect did get into an altercation aboard a Muni bus. As the suspect was getting off the bus, the suspect produced a weapon, fired at the victim, striking the male victim in the leg,” said Police Spokesman Albie Esparza.

The bullet exited the man’s leg and entered his female companion’s abdomen.

“Personally I carry a knife everywhere I go and pepper spray, especially if I’m on the 14” said a man identified as Sayeed, who rides Muni regularly.

“It is very rare to have a shooting aboard a Muni bus, or any Muni vehicle because the suspects all know there are cameras aboard,” Esparza said.

Police are now reviewing on board video to try to identify a suspect— the man last seen running in the direction of Precita Avenue.

Police were searching for a suspect Monday morning. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with a thin build and black shoulder length curly hair, last seen wearing a black beanie cap and a white T-shirt, according to police.

The suspect was last seen fleeing the area on foot in the area of Mission Street and Precita Avenue, police said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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