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3 Arrested Following SF Mission District Triple Shooting

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Police at the scene of a shooting at Rondel Place and 17th Street in San Francisco, May 28, 2013. (CBS)

Police at the scene of a shooting at Rondel Place and 16th Street in San Francisco, May 28, 2013. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Three suspects were arrested in connection with a triple shooting in San Francisco’s Inner Mission district Tuesday morning, according to police.

At about 3:50 a.m. three victims were injured in a shooting near the intersection of Rondel Place and 16th Street, about one block from the 16th Street BART station, police said.

More than ten shots were fired and one victim was shot in the torso and two victims were shot in their legs, according to police.

Larry Carr, 34, Jason Whittenburg, 30, and George Vickers, 33, were arrested following the shooting, Officer Gordon Shyy said.

All three victims were transported to the hospital. One victim was suffering life-threatening injuries and two victims were suffering injuries not considered to be life-threatening, according to police.

The suspects fled in a black Mercedes station wagon that officers later spotted in the Bayview District near Third Street and Gilman Avenue, Shyy said.

A pursuit ensued that ended at Cameron and Nichols ways, where the suspect vehicle crashed into parked cars, then backed into a patrol car, injuring an officer. The officer was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, Shyy said.

The trio was detained, and the gun believed to have been used in the shooting was found on the street on Fitzgerald Avenue. Two of the suspects were briefly hospitalized with injuries from the collision but were later arrested, according to Shyy.

Carr, Whittenburg and Vickers were each booked on multiple felonies, including attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of an illegal firearm and evading police.

Investigators are also looking into whether they may have been responsible for other recent robberies, Shyy 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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