Gunshots prompt lockdown at school in Hayes Valley

Gunshots across the street from a Hayes Valley elementary school caused a 10-minute lockdown just before students were let out of school Monday.

Nobody at John Muir Elementary School was hurt as bullets flew from at least one of two cars passing each other on Webster Street between Page and Oak streets, according to police spokesman Sgt. Steve Mannina.

Gunshots were heard from inside the school at about 2:20 p.m., and officials made sure nobody left or entered the school for about 10 minutes, according to school staff. San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman Gentle Blythe said there was no threat of danger to the students, who were released at the normal end of the school day at 2:40 p.m.

One man, however, was injured in the shooting and drove himself to Kaiser Permanente Hospital where he was told to go to San Francisco General Hospital, The City’s gunshot trauma center. He then got back in his car and drove off, but police were unsure whether he made it to the hospital.

Kaiser staff called police and said the man appeared to have a wound that was not life-threatening, Mannina said.

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