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Gunman On the Loose, Man Critically Injured After Shooting On Crowded Market Street In San Francisco

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Police gather evidence after a gunman opens fire on a victim, critically wounding him outside a busy Powell Street shopping center. (CBS SF)

Police gather evidence after a gunman opens fire on a victim, critically wounding him outside a busy Powell Street shopping center. (CBS SF)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police were searching for a suspect who shot a male victim multiple times in downtown San Francisco Sunday evening.

At about 7:15 p.m., San Francisco police responded to the scene of a shooting just outside the Westfield Mall in the 800 block of Market Street near Powell Street, Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Arriving officers found a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Shyy.

The suspect fled the area on foot and remained on the loose.

A tourist caught much of the chaotic scene on his iPad.

The Powell Street BART station was temporarily shut down but later reopened, BART officials said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 553-8090.

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