U.S. Park Police hunt for young gun in San Francisco Aquatic Park attack 

Federal park police have teamed with San Francisco cops to solve a shooting case in Aquatic Park, a popular recreational area.

The victim was shot in a parking area at the end of Van Ness Avenue, near the bocce ball courts, shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, according to Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokeswoman Alex Picavet. The area is frequented by joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and tourists.

The suspects, described only as young men, fled the area in multiple cars before cops arrived, Picavet said. No one was in custody Tuesday.

The victim was in stable condition at San Francisco General Hospital, Picavet said.

U.S. Park Police is leading the investigation because the shooting happened on federal land. The agency was informed by the San Francisco Police Department about the incident at 8:12 p.m. SFPD is aiding in the investigation, Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

Authorities conducted interviews at the scene, then followed up by interviewing the victim at SFGH, Picavet said.

Further information about the investigation was unavailable, she said.

After the victim was transported to the hospital, authorities closed off the crime scene for about two hours, forcing people who had parked their cars in the area to wait.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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