A 23-year-old parolee has been arrested in connection with a shooting that wounded two people — including an innocent bystander — in the South of Market district Saturday, police said Monday.
The parolee, a San Francisco resident, fled in a limousine with nine other people after inexplicably pumping five bullets into a 42-year-old man in the unit block of Sixth Street around 2 a.m., police Officer Albie Esparza said.
One of the bullets is believed to have ricocheted and struck a bystander, a 25-year-old man, Esparza said.
Both victims were expected to survive.
Police later pulled over the limo, identified the suspect as the 23-year-old parolee and made the arrest. The suspect’s identity has yet to be released.
Police are trying to figure out what led to the shooting. The suspect apparently did not know the victims and the incident does not appear to be gang related, Esparza said.
Two suspects, including the parolee, approached the 42-year-old man as he was walking down the street and began yelling at him, Esparza said. The parolee then opened fire and fled in the limo with the second suspect, he said.
Police recovered two handguns in the limo, Esparza added.
Police released everyone in the limo but the parolee pending further investigation.
The parolee was slapped with a litany of charges including attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a weapon, Esparza said.
Police are asking witnesses or anyone with information to call the department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text TIP411.