SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police in San Francisco on Monday announced the arrest of two male suspects in connection with a daytime shooting on Market Street last week that left one person injured.
On Tuesday, August 20, shortly after 5:30 p.m., SFPD officers responded to reports of shots fired on the 1000 block of Market Street. Officers quickly located a victim who was suffering from a wound to his face. The victim received treatment and was taken to the hospital. They were subsequently released.READ MORE: Flash Flood Watches Issued As Storm Aims at Fire-Scarred Northern California
Investigators from the Tenderloin Station located surveillance footage showing three suspects running across Market Street. The video showed one of the suspects firing several rounds from a pistol towards a crowd of people.
The footage also shows one of the three suspects physically assaulting an unknown person. Cell phone footage taken by a pedestrian in the area also showed one of the suspects shooting a pistol toward a nearby crowd.READ MORE: Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Rattles East Bay Near Hercules
After a bulletin about the incident was distributed to local law enforcement, two of the suspects were identified by officers from the Oakland Police Department as 18-year-old Oakland resident Lerron Simpson and 21 year-old Oakland resident Elijah Ernest. Investigations also revealed that Ernest was a Parolee at Large with a warrant for his arrest.
On Monday, the two suspects were found and taken into custody in Oakland by members of the Oakland Police Department. A firearm was located and seized at the time of their arrest. Simpson and Ernest will be booked into San Francisco County Jail for attempted murder as well as several firearm-related charges.
The third suspect in this incident, a juvenile who has also been identified, is still outstanding.MORE NEWS: New Facebook Whistleblower Says Executives Shrugged as Algorithm Stoked Hate, Misinformation
Anyone with information about this ongoing investigation should call the SFPD 24 hour tip line at 1-(415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411.