3 Arrested For Shootings After Castro Bar Fight

NBC Bay Area filed a report detailing the arrest of three suspects involved in a shooting early this morning near 18th and Collingwood that started out as a fight at a nearby Castro bar.


The argument between a 38-year-old man and a group comprised of a 25-year-old woman and two men, ages 25 and 33, started at a club near 18th and Collingwood Street around 2:45 a.m., San Francisco police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The victim tried to escape in his nearby parked car after being hit in the initial bar fight. When the victim entered his car one of the suspects shot into the vehicle. The suspects were arrested when the SFPD arrived on the scene. The victim was not injured in the shooting.

Neighbors on the community-based website Nextdoor.com noted that the shooting took place near the exit of the parking lot behind Zapata's. There were other cars that were also caught in the line of fire that sustained damage. Several neighbors reported that they had called the non-emergency police line two hours before the incident to make a complaint regarding the noise coming from a large group of people gathered near the exit of the parking lot and believed the two incidents were related.

Neighbor Matt Sudbury said that he'd "like to see it [the parking lot] treated like the parking lot on Castro St. near Cliff's where it is physically gated off after 1:00 am every night - if not midnight."

Neighbors are putting together a letter to deliver to Supervisor Wiener to pressure him to get more police presence in their part of the neighborhood and believed this could have been avoided.

Via Biscuit tipster Orie Z

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