Two shot during vigil for victim of weekend shooting 

Two men were shot during a vigil in the Bayview for 19-year-old Stephen Powell, who was shot and killed during The City’s packed Pink Saturday celebration during Gay Pride weekend.

The gathering was near the intersection of Third Street and Quesada Avenue, where gunshots were fired around 8 p.m. and the two men — both in their 20s — were hit, according to police.

A friend drove them to San Francisco General Hospital and they are listed in stable condition.

Police have not released any suspect information.

Suspected gang member Ed Perkins, 20, was booked Saturday and accused of shooting Powell, likely an acquaintance, four times in the chest as he stood among the crowd at Market and Castro streets.

Two bystanders were also shot that night — a man and a woman, both hit in the leg — and they are expected to survive.

Perkins was being held without bail Monday on charges of murder, brandishing a weapon, assault with a firearm, multiple other firearms charges and a gang allegation, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone who might have information regarding Monday’s shooting is urged to call the San Francisco Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

kkelkar@sfexaminer.com

Bay City News contributed to this report.

 

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